I was about to buy Mountain Lion, but I just read by a reviewer that there is an issue with the webserver or websharing capabilities of it. The reviewer was saying he/she had to go into the terminal and launch it from there!
Is anybody else having issues with developing database driven sites on Mountain Lion, or are you getting on OK with it?
I currently use xammp as my apache/mysql/php server. Is anybody on Mountain Lion using xammp, if not, what equivalent are you using?
I don't use XAMPP never liked it. Personally using AMPPS at the moment since leaving MAMP because development was lacking for awhile ( http://ampps.com/ ). But the websharing is a built-in feature of OSX in the System Preferences. If you are using a 3rd party app it should not be affected.
Starting Apache is very easy. Simply type the following into a terminal:
sudo apachectl start
I think that they removed the tick box because it's so easy to do from terminal, and not something that most OSX users need.
As SnakEyez02 mentioned, using a package like MAMP or XAMPP doesn't require this. Those apps run their own Apache