David Slack - Web developer

WAMP 32 or 64 bit

I use WAMP as my server of choice but a few months ago I installed a new version. After installing this some of my sites stopped working, I tried to change from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.2 and PHP wouldn't work. At this point I put my old version back on and didn't think about it.

Last weekend I reformatted my computer and I put the new version of WAMP on. Same problem.

After checking the logs I noticed Curl wasn't working. I tried different versions of PHP and MySQL and none of these worked.

Then I started checking the forums for the problem, I checked all over the place but to no avail. I stumbled on a few places telling me 32bit runs fine on a 64bit computer (I have a 64bit computer) then I read none of the modules work on the 64bit version of WAMP (even the 64bit compiled version).

Basically, 64Bit version of WAMP is broken, do not use it.

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Zend Server CE is a good alternative to WAMP. is free, works on windows and linux. has a very nice UI for turning extensions on and off

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Hi IanThePHPMonkey,

Thanks for commenting.

I'm guessing you work for Zend by your comment? This post is just to say as of Nov 2012 WAMP 64bit is bugged.

I'll have to try Zend server as soon as WAMP doesn't "just work".

Thnks anyway 

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