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Free Freeware
Kai Oswald Seidler
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Aug 28, 2018
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XAMPP Review

Fernando Ortega
Apache for Windows which includes MySQL, PHP and Perl
A review of XAMPP by Fernando Ortega

XAMPP is a one-step installation of the Apache web server for Windows.

The installation file doesn't just include the open source web server, but also MySQL, PHP and Perl for installing and testing web sites on a Windows server.

Usage scenarios for applications like XAMPP vary, but it certainly comes in handy when testing web sites on a Windows system without an Internet connection. It can run anything from Wordpress to Joomla or custom PHP.

The XAMPP application provides a user control panel which can enable and disable modules like Mercury, the Apache server itself, MySQL, Tomcat or FileZilla. Password protection can also be enabled from the "Service Settings".

The Control Panel of XAMPP includes the ability to start and stop services, explore the system, access the shell, run Netstat, etc. Services must be started manually upon first install.

Overall, XAMPP is an excellent way to run web applications, Wordpress or other blogging and CMS platforms on a Windows system.

XAMPP is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from servers without restrictions. XAMPP 7.2.9-0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This Apache distribution software is filed under:
  • XAMPP Download
  • Freeware Servers
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: XAMPP 7.2

Compatibility with this Apache distribution software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Kai Oswald Seidler.

XAMPP has been picked by our editors as good software.
XAMPP has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested XAMPP 7.2.9-0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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