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Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

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Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Hello,

I just started working for small eCommerce company, and have been put in charge of their magento website. The in office computers are Windows 7, they are currently using magento 1.9. What is the best way to install magento, xampp, wamp, or mamp for Windows?
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Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Quite frankly I'd skip the native Windows part and use virtualisation instead. Some roads and best left untreaded. I strongly recommend Vagrant + Ubuntu for development purposes.

Tanel Raja

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Thanks! Good to know. My computer at work is Windows 7, but I'm running Ubuntu from my personal laptop. I'll just develop from there. I've never installed a lamp stack before. This is my weekend project, any advice/good tutorials. I have the newest version of Ubuntu

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

I don't see any problems with using magento on Windows, I used on windows 10 right now. I used xampp before, but now I used openserver http://open-server.ru/, that's very nice solution with out of the box configured. I successfully developed on it and run test servers copied from linux production.

 

The website is in Russian, but here's the youtube solution for english speakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEffbQjaA74


Professional magento ecommerce development - http://electroid-lab.com

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Once you reach to the point where you start using command line tools you understand what I'm talking about. Magento runs on Windows stack well enough, it's maintenance and development that is painful. Hopefully the promised bash support for Windows 10 remedies some of those issues.

Tanel Raja

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Thank you. Do you find that there is more room for customization this way as opposed to a package like WAMP?

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Thanks. I actually understand bash pretty well. I also have Ubuntu 16.04 on a laptop. I was considering developing on there instead.

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

I use tools like grep, find, awk, tail and so on extensively during development. Sure, there's a number or GUI tools that provide the same functionality, but I find them not even remotely as convenient. I also have tons of .sh scripts that automate my work: I use them to validate XML files, set file permissions and so on.

Tanel Raja

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

The question was what's the best way to install magento on Windows 7, and the answer was go with Linux.. I like sourcetree and phpstorm ide and you can't find that on Linux.

If I want bash I will copy site to my Linux host and I will go with bash there. Smiley Happy


Professional magento ecommerce development - http://electroid-lab.com

Re: Magento 1.9 and Windows 7

Actually the question was how to set up development environment on Windows computer and the best way is hands down to use virtualisation. Naked Windows sucks for web development.

 

Besides PHPStorm is available for Linux as well and Sourcetree is just a GUI frontend for the Git. Once you're more familiar with Git, it will just hold you back.

Tanel Raja