XAMPP is a free and open-source software package that allows you to create and run a local web server on your computer. XAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MariaDB (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P). With XAMPP, you can easily develop and test web applications using these technologies without having to configure them separately. XAMPP is also useful for learning web development and hosting your own website.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install XAMPP on Windows 10. The process is simple and straightforward, and it should take you less than 15 minutes to complete.
Step 1: Download XAMPP
The first step is to download XAMPP from its official website: https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html. On the homepage, you will see a list of different versions of XAMPP for different operating systems. Choose the one that matches your system (in this case, Windows) and click on the download button. You will be redirected to a page where you can choose the components that you want to install with XAMPP. By default, all the components are selected, but you can uncheck the ones that you don't need. For example, if you only want to use PHP and MySQL, you can uncheck Perl and phpMyAdmin. Once you have made your selection, click on the download button again and save the file to your computer.
Step 2: Install XAMPP
The second step is to install XAMPP on your computer. To do this, locate the file that you downloaded in the previous step and double-click on it. You will see a User Account Control (UAC) prompt asking you if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device. Click on Yes to continue. You will then see a setup wizard that will guide you through the installation process. Follow these steps:
On the welcome screen, click on Next.
On the select components screen, make sure that the components that you want to install are checked and click on Next.
On the installation folder screen, choose where you want to install XAMPP on your computer. The default location is C:\\xampp, but you can change it if you want. Click on Next.
On the Bitnami for XAMPP screen, you can choose to install Bitnami, which is a collection of free web applications that you can use with XAMPP, such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc. If you are interested in installing Bitnami, check the box and click on Next. If not, uncheck the box and click on Next.
On the ready to install screen, click on Next to start the installation.
Wait for the installation to finish. It may take a few minutes depending on your system and the components that you selected.
On the completion screen, check the box that says \"Do you want to start the Control Panel now?\" and click on Finish.
Step 3: Run XAMPP
The third step is to run XAMPP on your computer. To do this, open the Control Panel that you launched in the previous step. You will see a window with a list of services that are included in XAMPP, such as Apache, MySQL, FileZilla, Mercury, etc. To start a service, click on the Start button next to it. To stop a service, click on the Stop button next to it. To access the configuration or logs of a service, click on the Config or Logs button next to it.
To test if XAMPP is working properly, start Apache and MySQL services and open your web browser. Type http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1 in the address bar and press Enter. You should see a welcome page with information about XAMPP and links to various tools and resources.
Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded and installed XAMPP on Windows 10. You can now use XAMPP to create and run your own web server and web applications on your computer. You can also learn more about web development and hosting using XAM 06063cd7f5