XAMPP is a package used to set up the PHP environment by providing the required constellations and Softwares. This package includes Apache, MySQL, PHP, PHPMyAdmin, FileZilla FTP Server, Perl, and more. There are a lot of packages like XAMPP known as WAMP, LAMP, MAMP. The packages names are based on the platform. For example, SAMPs for the Solaris system and FAMPs for the FreeBSD platform. It is very simple and easy to install XAMPP on our local machine. In this tutorial, we are going to see the XAMPP installation steps with screenshots.
- Step 1: Download. …
- Step 2: Run .exe file. …
- Step 3: Deactivate UAC. …
- Step 4: Start the setup wizard. …
- Step 5: Choose software components. …
- Step 6: Choose the installation directory. …
- Step 7: Start the installation process.
- Step 8: Complete installation.
Step 2: Run .exe file
Once the software bundle has been downloaded, you can start the installation by double-clicking on the file with the ending
Step 3: Deactivate UAC
User Account Control (UAC) can interfere with the XAMPP installation because it limits writing access to the C: drive, so we recommend you deactivate this too for the duration of the installation process. To find out how to turn off your UA
Step 4: Start the setup wizard
After you’ve opened the .exe file (after deactivating your antivirus program(s) and take note of the User Account Control, the start screen of the XAMPP setup wizard should appear automatically. Click on ‘Next to configure the installation settings.
Step 5: Choose software components
Under ‘Select Components’, you have the option to exclude individual components of the XAMPP software bundle from the installation. But for a full local test server, we recommend you install using the standard setup and all available components. After making your choice, click ‘Next.
Step 6: Choose the installation directory
In this next step, you have the chance to choose where you’d like the XAMPP software packet to be installed. If you opt for the standard setup, then a folder with the name XAMPP will be created under C:\ for you. After you’ve chosen a location, click ‘Next’.
Step 7: Start the installation process
Once all the aforementioned preferences have been decided, click to start the installation. The setup wizard will unpack and install the selected components and save them to the designated directory. This process can take several minutes in total. You can follow the progress of this installation by keeping an eye on the green loading bar in the middle of the screen.
Step 8: Complete installation
Once all the components are unpacked and installed, you can close the setup wizard by clicking on ‘Finish’. Click to tick the corresponding check box and open the XAMPP Control Panel once the installation process is finished.