I have used MAMP for a long time, but I recently decided to build a development environment on my MacBook Pro to mirror my test and production servers. MAMP uses Apache 2.0 and I really wanted to run Apache 2.2. I also needed custom PHP for use with Oracle databases. I just want
ed to share the documentation to setup my development environment. Feel free to comment and let me know if you have any improvements.
I needed to install just the FTP service on Windows 2003 Server for one simple use case. The article below details how to accomplish this without installing full blown IIS (which I didn't need and do not want to run on this server).
cPanel just announced a number of changes in the new 11.23 version. The biggest change for my needs is the smaller memory footprint. They are claiming 60% less memory usage. This will really help me a ton as PHP/MySQL sites can eat up some ram. I also like to run as many sites as I can on one server to reduce my overhead costs.
Check out all the details here: http://blog.cpanel.net/?p=51
This update is a RELEASE version. It is not currently in the STABLE update tree.