I have tried appservnetwork, was the best so far, but I haven't seen them do an update in ages, EasyPHP is just slow to load always. Wamp and Xamp, all put in their description that is not for production.
I do not plan to host publicly this site or site's I am working on. But I do want a fast loading apache/mysql/php server for development purposes.
I used to really like WLMP, which is Lighttpd for Windows, but that project seems unupdated or abandoned.
I refuse to use IIS, but i have no desire to get into any wars over it.
I run windows xp sp3 at my home pc. I will need to have a web server setup for professional work, as well as some fun websites I am working on.
I just want it fast enough, so i can run it via localhost, and not take forever to load in the browser.
I plan mostly do php programming and perhaps coldfusion via this.