How to install Apache XAMPP on Windows

This article will explain how to install Apache XAMPP on Windows. XAMPP is a free open source software that provides an easy way for web designers and developers to install PHP based software like WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and others on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

If you’re a web developer, designer, or a person trying to get into blogging, XAMPP will save you time and frustration having to manually install and configure Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl on your computer to create a test environment.

Follow the below step by step process to install xampp on windows.

Step1: Download XAMPP from Apache Friends.
download xampp for windows

Step2: Double-click the file to run the xampp installer.

Step3: Click OK on the warning popup to continue.
xampp warning windows

Step4: Click Next on the setup wizard.
setup wizard xampp

Step5: XAMPP offers a variety of inbuild components that you can install as MySQL, phpMyAdmin, PHP, Apache, and more.
xampp componets install

Step:6 Uncheck the Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP and click Next.
bitmani learn more

Step7: Leave the default install location settings or choose another folder to install, and click Next to start the installation.
xampp install path

Step8: Click Finish to complete the installation and to start using XAMPP Control Panel.
complete xampp windows-install

Step9: Open xampp control panel and start the apache and MySql services.
xampp control panel running

Step10: Once service are started access localhost in the browser. You will see the dashboard page of xampp.
localhost xampp dashboard

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