This is an entirely esoteric post, so if you do not use XAMPP or similar to develop websites locally, then this will not be interesting to you…

apache-chooser.jpg

Since I’ve been using XAMPP, I’ve found the job of switching to another project irritating. At one point I set up a copy of httpd.conf for each project, and copied and renamed when I was changing setup. Now I’ve written a little windows app that allows you to set up one template httpd.conf, and choose between a list of your project roots. Excellent!

Download Apache Chooser (8kb .zip)

Just unextract anywhere, and run it once you’ve created a httpd.conf.source template. Read the readme.txt for help.

Post issues or improvements in the comments. Hope you find it helpful!

The App is written in C#, using Visual Studio 2008. If you’d like to improve the code, it’s available for download here (apache-project-chooser-project.zip, 48kb).