I've been looking in to quote management software to beat down the pen and paper in order to get some efficiency and transparency happening in the work place. I started a thread before about CRM's, but I felt this is a lot different to what I was requesting before. Since nothing freeware contained a CRM and quote/invoice system combined, I went for a separate quote management system and found a good one that works.
It's called Fusion Invoice. It has great reviews, but when it comes to anything MySQL, PHP or web related in general, I start foaming at the mouth and flop around on the floor, so I need some help.
I've found WAMP and Z-WAMP. WAMP is great, I've used it in the past, but is for local use only. It's a complicated process to get any other machine to recognise that it is part of the network, so I found Z-WAMP. I didn't have to install it, everything worked locally right away, perfect! Only problem was I think I needed to install other things to go along with it in order to create the database, phpmyadmin...ect..ect...
I thought maybe the best way to go ahead was to just pick a box and call it a web server and install everything manually and do it properly. I've looked around on the net a bit, but thought I'd ask here to to see if I was on the right track with Z-WAMP and I'm just missing something critical. Any tutorials anybody knows of to make this a slightly less painful process for a webdev noobie?