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WampServer is a Windows web development environment for Apache, MySQL, PHP databases.

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Web Development Intern
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
Software Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The thing I like best is that it gives me all the functionality I'd need to build and run a website centrally. It's almost like creating a website, except this time it's on my screen rather than in the cloud. This ensures that I can easily edit and change my site until I'm sure it's ready for launch. Another big advantage I see when using it is that with WAMP you can configure extensions that allow users to easily shift between various versions of PHP. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The one thing that made me feel uncomfortable is that WAMP comes with the standard component stack, but it doesn't encourage us to add any components to it. I can't use it on a Linux computer. There seem to be a lot of problems during installations due to a lack of necessary conditions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The WAMP stack is so easy to download, run and use. Although if anyone is attempting for the very first moment, they may find it difficult to perform their functions. Learning some of the blogs and articles on WAMP would be helpful to them. And they're going to demonstrate how to start and end systems, how to view repositories. Start and stop the server and so on. As soon as they learn this, WAMP is a wonderful gift for PHP developers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack web developer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Easy to install, easy to use, and light compared to other servers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The data file for databases contains all the data as quickly as it can track problems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it as a local server to develop the web using the PHP language and framework such as Wordpress, Laravel and joomla, among others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Tester
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wamp is a very robust tool. It is very easy to configure a local development environment using Apache2, PHP and MySQL. I also like the fact that you can use different versions of PHP. It is even possible to change the configuration files. It is also available in different languages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Without a doubt, I find it disappointing that this software is only available for Windows platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In my opinion, you will always need a local server on projects that you will implement later. WampServer is completely free and easy to use. I recommend it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before implementing any project in a production environment, I usually test it in a local or development environment, so I use WampServer to test and check that everything works correctly. The biggest benefit of this software is that it allows me to use Apache, PHP and MySQL in different versions, thus avoiding incompatibility problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Designer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It's quite easy to use. In fact, WampServer's User Interface is probably the simplest I've seen in a localhost software. Another thing is that it offers me all the features I'd need to build and run a website locally. It's more like setting up a website, only this time it's on my computer instead of in the cloud. That means that I can comfortably edit and modify my site until I'm a hundred percent certain that it is ready for deployment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I can't use it on Linux computers. There are often a lot of issues during installations due to lack of prerequisite. It would be better if the installation package came with all the files and programs needed to work effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

WampServer is a very useful software for any web developer/designer. If you're one, you should definitely make use of it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

WampServer comes in handy when I want to design a website offline before launching or effecting the changes on the main site. It give me a lot of working space, convenience and room for errors. That way I can try all possible design options before arriving at the most suitable one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Freelance Web Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

There is a general opinion that Linux is the most suitable environment to work on PHP. But, after the arrival of WAMP stack, that is no more true. With this stack, you can work with PHP on windows as easy as it can get. WAMP provides far advanced functions and features than any other stack. It provides apache, mysql, php, sqlbuddy and most importantly, Xdebug. Xdebug is the most useful function for me to debug php errors. There is no other options which is more suitable, available in the market. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

WAMP comes with the by default stack of components, but it doesnt allow us to add other components through this. However there is a facility that allows to add previous versions of the default stacks to test my projects in diffferent versions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

WAMP stack is too easy to download, install and to use. But if anyone is trying first time, they may find it little hard to operate its functions. Reading some blog articles on WAMP would be beneficial for them. because they will show how to start and stop services, how to view databases. start and stop server etc. Once they will learn this, WAMP is a blessing for PHP developers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my 3 years of career as backend developer, i have used WAMP stack only. It is truly beneficial to all the developers who are working on the windows and dont like to work on linux. I have used it to make, to test and to organize PHP projects. With the Xdebug, which is an awesome debugging tool, solving PHP errors are too much easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Bsc IT Student
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its an Open Source Web Server Package that is used to run web applications Locally

More efficient as it has less performance issues compared to remote servers

WampServer does not require File transfer Protocol to the server therefore it is easy and first to edit files

Its a light software that is smooth and easy to install and configure

Works best on windows operating system and specifically suitable for projects in the production environment

Provides the ability to upgrade and downgrade some of its components to provide a suitable production environment for the user

Provides Apache-MySQL-PHP environment suitable for developing web applications

Its available for both 64 bit and 32 bit windows operating systems

WampServer is easy to configure both during installation and use

WampServer is much secure to work with compared to other Web servers as it provides login to database authentication capabilty

Provides an easier functionality of creating databases, relations, relationships, triggers among other databases functionalities locally on your computer

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What do you dislike?

It is available only on windows Operating systems

It is hard to implement Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on WampServers

It is not always possible to represent the production system locally Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

WampServer is the best software for locally hosting your web applications on windows operating system. It is efficient , simple to configure and offers the best database functionalities as required at the same time providing maximum security for your database Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing web applications requires web servers to test before deployment. Wamp server have provided this capability of hosting our websites locally on our computers, test and debug the applications while at the same time implementing all the database required functionalities at a first easy and efficient way. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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I.TOperations
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Creates a local web server experience for you to test how a hosting web service would server your php files, also comes with MySQL Database MS for creating local database instances that can be exported to a hosted database. Most importantly, Wamp is a free software on for windows. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The wamp service that runs in the background is heavy. Sometimes it hogs up too much RAM that it actually should like up to 1gb which could be a memory leak Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simulator for a web server on a local machine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Web Developer
Computer Software
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Easy to use and test your website.. The perfect local host for setting up a local machine lab for your website development without having to do it online in a production environment.This is the only best server I had found for running the PHP application. This is an apache server. It have the php.ini for setting the initial variable for the php application. Also it have the support for the mysql. So that i dont have to install mysql seperately. It comes with all the software for developing the web application. PhpmyAdmin in this is very useful for managing the mysql data.

it has a very beautiful GUI approach for managing the sql data. It have all the text and field. So it is very easy to create the database and tables. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As if now i can't see any disadvantages and lot's of people are using it very easily.As lot's of my friends and other people are using this product and mostly no one is not at all facing any issues while using this product. I don't have any dis likes on this product.Some people who are not technical back ground the are facing how to set up and use of this product. But for technical people it is very easy to use and from those technical people i think it won't be any dis likes while using this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it works perfectly for me so anyone should try it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems we’ve solved is finding an inexpensive solution to pre-staging coding of simple websites. The return to business has been that we’re more efficient and confident in the products we push to our collaborative dev, or client-facing staging environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Research Associate
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Wamp creates an environment for testing out wordpress applications locally if you do not have an internet connection. Wamp also comes with a free instance MySql database which comes with an interactive user interface Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wamp is quite heavy and consumes a good amount memory when it its running in the background Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Wamp provides a good offline environment to learn and test your database skills and wordpress management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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abogado
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

What i like the best in this type of server is that i can have the simplicity of a windows server and the security of apache for my web site , also developing in PHP is really simple and has a lot of information available for people like me is the best way to work with tecnologie stuff. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In my dislikes are a few things :

1.- Windows server license are really expensive , and gets higher the price when you have a robust hardware to support it.

2.- MySql database is a litle bit complex to manage i preffer other type such as SqlServer .

3.- If i do not develop in PHP is not working properly with APACHE , other languaje like ASP.NET are not allowed Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are creating a simple solution for your company and do not what to complicate a lot with the configuration this is the best way to go , agile to develop and put to production in record time . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For hosting a simple web services o web base aplication is the way to go , super simple , easy to install and easy to mantain Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Full Stack Developer
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

WampServer stack comes with full stack capability and ease to setup servers. It enables software developers to easily setup local development stack for developing web. Level of customization it provides for apache/mysql and php is the best. This enable web developers to fine tune the servers and replicate production servers. Also WampServer is good to use in production server if the server is windows platform. Wampserver 64 bit edition is also really good for high performance Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Only thing i dislike is wamp server forum, its not adding much value when developers are stuck with some problem. Apart from forum, all is good. In some cases we felt, wampserver website homepage need to have upgraded UX, currently UX of the wampserver.com website is not that great. Also wamp homepage that pops up while starting the server need to have overall UX improvement. These are the only things which i dislike. All other seems good and efficient Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For both local/production web servers we highly recommend WAMPServer Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are two kinds of problems we solve with wamp server. First is to replicate production server easily to our local windows machine. This enable us for quick/hot fix and also new feature development. Other problem we solve is to easily make a junior developer kickstart with their web project, wamp server is easy to setup, hence kickstarting is no more a hurdle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Gerente de Consultoria ABAP
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

As i said in the title this type of work in the Tecnologie forest cab be the best of 2 worlds , what i like the best in my case , is that you have a server that almost anybody can manage , and almos any component has drivers or solution. Inside are the tools that make this the best way to administrate a server , even if is an local o publicer . Depending of your aplication this is super secure and almost 99 % of the time is restart free. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes when you are using a wamp server needs more hardware that you want , and is gonna get expensive to purchase a server with some especifications to run a simple server, in LAMP server base you can use al minor server to work the same . Apache is not working properly with ASP.NET pages , you have to work some tricks and use only to one version of them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you are tryinn or testing a product and don't want to waste much time installing and configuring a server in linux , this is the way to work , and if you aplication is not going to be consume by a lot of user i recomend this way . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Is almost too easy to install and administrate this type of server , i my case did not have much expirence using linux base server, but using the orhers parts such as Apache and PHP i have senior level , so this case solve my own problems to implement a server that i also can work without the need of a server administrator.q Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It installation is easy best tool for start up developers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

After installation the software does not startup becuase it port is usualy get conflict with other softwares such as skype etc Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For begineera i recommend it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Applicatiin development and bug fixing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its easy to install and provide user friendly workspace Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Proper documentation is not available for web development Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am building my own web application Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consulente ICT Super Senior
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

The installing process is very simple. with a click I install Apache, mysql and php with the correct library and all integrated, and so I was quickly ready to use it.

Useful the presence of phpmyadmin to handle the db used. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When I change some configurations of mysql and apache, by their configuration file, the environment sometimes doesnt work more and it need to re install all Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

none Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed an environment to use wordpress, so I used wamp to create quickly it, and all programmers created the same environment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Product Manager, Digital Enterprises
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

WampServer is great for basic local dev environments used for WordPress or custom PHP applications that don't require a ton of specialized config. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't work as well as say, Vagrant, for managing multiple projects/environments, but it can be done if necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a quick and easy solution for local PHP development and testing, and WampServer is beyond easy for pretty much anyone to set up and use. Simplicity of it saves time, especially for team members who aren't super-familiar with local server stacks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Unity 3d Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I use wamp server in a daily basis for testing stuff locally and then deploy it on server, it has a lot of configurations to meet your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not easy to start using wamp server, specially if you don't understand basic concepts of web. You will need to rely on forums and video tutorials to start working with this Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Watch some video tutorials about what it is and how does it work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves the need to create web development locally. Sometimes doing all the stuff on a server could take longer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My website was live, and I used this program to ensure zero downtime on a total rebuild. We built and tested a new Wordpress site on a local pc before uploading the package to the internet. WampServer worked flawlessly, I had no errors locally nor on the server after deployment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wasn't very crazy about the interface. I was hoping for something more, something easier to see and understand. While I was able to learn and teach it to my team quickly enough, it just felt a little overly complicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It works. We are continuing to use this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We didn't want to have any downtime on our live website. This was used to replace an existing site. It worked. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Associate Business Analyst
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

This is a stack similar to XAMPP in construction but in addition to AMP stack components as Apache, PHP and MySQL, it only provides phpMyAdmin, SQLBuddy and XDebug functions. The tray controller provides quick access to service specific settings that would otherwise require a lot of struggle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It provides limit functions apart from basic AMP stack. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work as a business analyst and to test the newly build feature on local environment/host, i use WAMP server to host local build websites. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Wamp server is very easy to configure . when i worked on many websites using php with back end MySQL and Apache , i used wamp server. It's GUI is easy to use. To start to stop the server i can user the server button stat/stop. When ever i want to use MySQL i can use start button to start the MySQL server. I would like to recommend to my colleagues to use the wamp server, which we can configure the bunch of technologies at the time and we can use when the we want by using the wamp GUI. I worked n different frameworks on PHP like Joomla, word press , code igniter , drupal and magneto , In all the frame works while i developing the website i used Wamp server to run the websites on the local environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As if now i can't see any disadvantages and lot's of people are using it very easily.As lot's of my friends and other people are using this product and mostly no one is not at all facing any issues while using this product. I don't have any dis likes on this product.Some people who are not technical back ground the are facing how to set up and use of this product. But for technical people it is very easy to use and from those technical people i think it won't be any dis likes while using this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would like to recommend to use this product to my colleagues and some of my friends start up companies.As i know that this product is very useful to build to web sites by using the technologies like PHP (Joomla, word press, Drupal, Code igniter, YII) and MYSQL server with server. It is the most important product to use while developing the websites.I will suggest to use this product for non technical people by sharing knowledge from my end to use this product more and in that way it will become more popular. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When i worked on php websites , i solved lot of problems using wamp server by changing the config file.

For example If i want to change the maximum execution of the script , i can change it easily by modifying the config file and then restart the server, then all the new configuration changes will reflect. Before restarting the wamp server, the configuration changes which we update it won;'t reflect. Like that i configured lot's of configuration like fpdf, file upload max size, GD lib and so on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Traffic manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: G2 Gives Campaign
What do you like best?

It is simple to acquire, get started and once projects are saved in the 'www' folder, they appear in the 'my projects' menu automatically Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software phpmyadmin does not have a graphical relationship view for the database tables Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend wamp for its light architecture, and high availability Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were searching for a server that would be used for our HRM, and CRM systems inhouse. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

That I can easily setup a local host on my own computer and build and test a Wordpress site prior to going live. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing. It is not hard to setup or use. Once Wamp is running, it's very easy to then launch wordpress and create a site. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Please try it. It will really help you in the launching of a new website. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solves the problem of being able to change, update or create a new website without having to do it live. I can test the functionalities and find problems without other people seeing what I'm doing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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administrator
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

good operating system for windows and consists of internet information services. the utility designed allows you to create web applications and manage your server and databases is well designed/utilized. it is a free download which is also a plus Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it is complicated to learn how to use and does not explain at first. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

it is similar to xxamp but has better and different configurations. the operating systems perform better in my opinion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it automatically installs everything you need to intuitively develop Web applications. You will be able to tune your server without even touching its setting files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Although I don’t use WAMP server for sites in production (obviously), it makes for a great pre-staging or even pre-dev environment. Just add your base code to the root folder like you would any other server and get developing, in a private environment that spins itself up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This product is widely used among my colleagues and team, and as with any technology, there can be bugs at all levels of the stack. It can also be difficult for your newer team members to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems we’ve solved is finding an inexpensive solution to pre-staging coding of simple websites. The return to business has been that we’re more efficient and confident in the products we push to our collaborative dev, or client-facing staging environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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