Why is there an installer?

  • | 156 points

    Considering that Laragon advertises itself as an "isolated environment", why is there an installer and what is it doing? Are all the apps standalone like MySQL, etc., or are these being installed to the host operating system?

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    | 131225 points

    @Ryan-Mortier : Good question.
    Actually, Laragon doesn't need an installer. However, your OS may not have appropriate Visual C++ libraries to run PHP, Apache,..
    Laragon's installer will detect and install them for you.

    Laragon is containerized to run inside its directory (C:\laragon). You can change the directory or move it around because Laragon has auto-fixed feature and it's PATHs are isolated with your OS.

  • | 156 points

    Thanks for the explanation.

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