Few days ago we showed you how to install and configure AMPPS in Windows and Mac systems to host websites and perform similar functions as LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) package found in Linux systems. Well, here is another post that shows you how to install and configure XAMMP, another program that helps you install Apache, MySQL, PHP in Windows and Mac systems. XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl scripts. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux systems, including Ubuntu.

LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP which is a script that helps install these web scripts that most websites and online applications are built upon today. It only works in Linux systems and that’s why some developers are creating similar LAMP programs for Windows and Mac.

These are great tools for developers or someone who wishes to build and test websites or web applications that use Apache, PHP and MySQL.

To install XAMMP in Windows or Mac, use this download line. Download a version for your system and install.

In Windows, you may have to disable Windows’ firewall and User Account Control (UAC) for XAMPP to work correctly.

Download XAMPP and click ‘Install’ in Windows.




After installing, XAMPP Control Panel should open up and automatically start Apache, MySQL, and PHP.




To install web scripts, put the into the htdocs folder of xammp in the root directory of Windows.




To access XAMPP via the browser, type http://localhost or in the browser and press Enter.