WAMP2 Not Working in Windows 7

It happened to me just recently (WAMP Server 2 not completely working in Windows 7, particularly with Apache). I took a copy of the new Win7 and got things going pretty smooth. Speedy, as they call it. And true enough it's way too snappy compared to Vista. Good thing a friend of mine offered me his Win7 installer as I was about to downgrade my official Windows Vista copy back to XP Pro. Anyways, so i began installing my web development tools as part of my preparation. Got my IDE running fine on the platform. Browsers ready (Firefox, Chrome, and IE set). The only thing that's lacking now is my WAMP stack. To complete, I went to Sourceforge and grab the latest stable release of WAMP2 (2.0i). Installed the pack and run the server. Thought I'm close to getting the prep all set. But I was wrong when my W2 went running with MySQL and PHP only. Where's Apache? What happened?

How To Increase PHP Session Timeout

This thing got me into trouble few months ago. Few of my teammates keep getting stumbled on the same obstacle. And this is what I keep advising them. That you need something fixed when your PHP Session expires in such a short period of time over a shared hosting server environment.

Exempt Sub-Directory From URI Rewrite Rules

Here's to those looking for a simple solution on how to allow a certain subfolder to be accessed by the public with an existing Rewrite Conditions. Say you have a Downloads folder along the root directory of your site which contains files for download. Problem is, any URI request pointing to this location is automatically rewritten by some existing htaccess rules and conditions.