Ampps: Powerful web development tool

Ampps is an application that will help you quickly install hundreds of web and database development applications like MySQL and Apache in a free, complete package.

Installation & Requirements

Although the file size of the application is a bit big, the installation itself is very fast and has no issues. The supported operating systems are Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7 and 8 as well as Windows Servers from 2003 and later.


When you start the application you will have to allow various individual aspects through your firewall, depending on your settings. You will notice that a lot of utilities will be listed in the left side page and you can turn them on at any point with no limits to how many you have on at any given point. You are also able to view the error logs and the configuration files for each one individually. Finally, if you are in need of help, the Help tab will direct you to a number of appropriate websites where you will get all the support you need.

All of the tabs are stunning. The clean interface works wonders in familiarizing users with the application as the huge amount of content might put some people off. It really works wonders in ensuring that you will want to spend more time with it as the light colours against the white background are really aesthetically pleasing.

In the Control Center of the main interface, you will be able to access the workspace of your domain. Simply click on any of the three icons in the bottom of the interface and the application will use your default browser to open the local host. In the homepage, you will be able to access all of your files and see information about them.

In the home page, you will be able to choose from a gigantic selection of applications to integrate into your system. The applications are categorized in the left side of the screen and you can view detailed information about each and one of them before you choose to install them. Moreover, you will be able to configure your settings, access your database tools and add more features in your server. You can also access a huge variety of scripts that will be rated from other users so that you know the top ones are probably good ones as well.

Finally, the Admin tab works somewhat in the same way as the Home tab but with a more detailed interface and more settings for your server. You access all of your scripts, the software you have installed and configure a lot of settings for your server like the admin email, the language, the theme and a lot more.  You can also check out detailed information about the updates on Ampps which are very frequent so you will want to pay attention to them.


-Fast installation
-Extremely easy to use
-Neat, colourful interface that is a blast to work with
-A ton of readily available applications, utilities and script at your disposal




Anyone who is in web development, especially people who are just starting out, should really try out Ampps. It is a fantastic application that is constantly updated and provides an abundance of things to work on while never making you feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of the content.