If you’re a part-time developer or you don’t use your computer exclusively for web development, it makes sense for you not slowing things down with Apache and MySql every time you boot up.
Aside from grinning and bearing it, one option to solve this would be to start these services when you need them from the command line. It’s a fairly simple
sudo service apache2 start in most Linux distributions, or the new
sudo start apache2 way for Ubuntu.
An alternative, which has its own advantages, is to install your services in a virtual machine and load up the VM when you’re working.
Actually, it’s perfectly possible to use this set-up for more than just single-person local development, and many developers do this.
One great advantage a virtualized development environment has is that it Continue reading