How to install XAMPP on Windows

XAMPP is an abbreviation for Cross-Platform, Apache, MariaDB, PHP and Perl. It is a popular cross-platform server set up used to create a local web server on a computer to test a website under development. It is developed and maintained by Apache Friends.

In this post, we will learn how to install XAMPP on a computer having Windows 10 operating system with 64 bit configuration. So, let’s start.

Install XAMPP on Windows

First, open the URL on a browser. Click on “XAMPP for Windows“. It will start downloading the installer setup file on to your system. After completion of the download process, click the setup file. It will display a warning like the below image. Just click OK.

Setup Warning Screen

It will start the setup wizard like the below image. Click Next > to proceed.

XAMPP Setup Wizard screen

Now, it will display “Select Components” screen. Keep it as it is. Click Next >.

Select Component screen

In the next screen select a folder to install XAMPP. You can also keep the default one i.e. C:\xampp. Click Next >.

Installation Folder Screen

In the next screen select the language and click Next >.

Language Selection Screen

Again click Next > in the following screen. (If you want you can uncheck the checkbox next to “Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP”.)

Bitnami for XAMPP screen

Now click Next > to start the installation process.

Ready to Install screen

It will display a screen like the below image.

Installation progress screen

Once the installation is complete, click Finish.

(You can also uncheck the check box for “Do you want to start the Control Panel Now?” and click Finish. In this case, you have to open the XAMPP Control Panel app by searching on Windows 10 Search feature in the taskbar.)

Installation complete screen

It will open the XAMPP Control Panel.

XAMPP Control Panel

To test if it is installed correctly or not, click Start for Apache and MySQL. Open a browser. Type localhost and press Enter. If it will open the XAMPP start page or the dashboard page like the below image then we have installed it correctly.

XAMPP Dashboard

Congratulation! Now we can start developing our website and test on a local web server.

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