XAMPP is actually a distro of Apache (very linux like, eh?). It is worth the download. The hardest part of XAMPP is registering a domain name with DYNDNS, and even that isn't hard.
NOTE: If you have a firewall, you have to disable it. You will also have to tweak some router settings if you are behind one.
I am sorry if this came off as an advertisement or spam, but I have spent about half a year looking for a good webhost, and found out about XAMPP.
Edited by ScHwErV, 19 June 2007 - 05:53 AM.