In this tutorial, you will learn how to download and install XAMPP on windows 10 64 bit. We will explain each thing step by step.
It is always a best practice to test dynamic web pages on your machine or local web server before you actually publish them on a live server. Using XAMPP you can create a local server environment on your Windows machine.
About the XAMPP
XAMPP stands for X-Cross-Platform, A-Apache, M-MySQL, P-PHP, P-Perl. It is a completely free and open-source solution that gives you an incredible local webserver to work with. Installing XAMPP frees you to learn and remember commands to run Apache, MySQL, etc. It simply gives you a control panel to manage all-inclusive components.
How to Install XAMMP on Windows 10
Let’s get started with the step-by-step guide on how to install XAMPP on Windows 10 64 bit.
Step 1: Download and Install XAMPP
To download and install XAMPP, click here and download it, the official link to download XAMPP. You will see XAMPP ready to download for cross-platform such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS X. Because we are discussing how to install XAMPP on Windows 10, we will choose the Windows option as shown below.
Step 2: Run the Installer to Install XAMPP
- XAMPP Setup Wizard
During the installation process, you can warn pop-ups. But you will probably click ‘Yes’ to start the installation process. Immediately after clicking on the downloaded file, the XAMPP Setup Wizard will open. Now click on the next button to proceed.
- Select Components for setup
Next, you will need to check the components you want to install and uncheck or skip as this is the one you do not want to install. You can see that there are some options that are light brown. These are the options that are required to run the software and will be installed automatically. Now click on the next button to continue.
- Select Installation Folder Of Xampp
Now you have to select the folder where you want to install XAMPP. You can choose the default location or any location of your choice and select the ‘Next’ button to proceed.
- Bitnami for XAMPP
Now you will see a window showing information about Bitnami. Just click on the ‘Next’ button to proceed. However, if you want to know more about Bitnami, you can check the box saying ‘Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP.
- Ready to Install
Now you will see another window with a message “Setup is now ready to start installing XAMPP on your computer” as shown below. To proceed you just have to hit the ‘Next’ button.
- Welcome XAMPP Wizard
Now just be patient and wait for the installation to complete.
- Installation Finished
Once the installation is complete, you will be asked whether you want to start the control panel now, displaying the message “Do you want to start the control panel now?” Check the box and click on the ‘Finish’ button and see if XAMPP is working properly.
Step 3: Select your XAMPP Install Language
As soon as you click on the Finish button in the last step of setting up the XAMPP process, you will be asked to choose the preferred language between English and German. It is up to you which language you choose. Then click the ‘Save’ button to confirm your selected language. So far, I am choosing the English language.
Step 4: XAMPP is now Installed, run it
If the entire XAMPP installation process went correctly, the control panel would open easily. Now click on the Click Start button for Apache and MySQL.
In this tutorial – You have successfully installed XAMPP on Windows 10.
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