When comparing XAMPP vs fenixwebserver, the Slant community recommends XAMPP for most people. In the question“What are the best php localhost servers?” XAMPP is ranked 2nd while fenixwebserver is ranked 6th.
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Pro Clean and functional interface
XAMPP runs on OS X, Linux and Windows.
Pro Smooth installation with minimal configuration required
Port 443 is in use from Skype. You can change the port in Skype.
Pro CLI tools
Pro Share sites online
Develop locally, share online through localtunnel with a simple mouse click.
Pro Beautiful Interface
Visually manage local sites.
Pro Easy to use
Click to fire up/kill static web servers. Auto-detects available ports.
Con doesnt has phpselector
Need downgrade to use php5
Comes with mail server, FTP server, accelerator, web-dav, ssl out of the box, etc.