Today I’m going to continue post about XAMPP, part of PHP installer series. XAMPP support many operating system; Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Solaris. Install xampp and you’ll get full stuff : PHP, Apache, MySQL, phpmyadmin etc.
I have download 3 type of XAMPP for windows:
Installer, zip and 7 zip file. I’ll start on how to install XAMPP with installer type as I think this one is the easiest way to install XAMPP.
Install XAMPP installer on Windows 7
Double click the file to start install.
XAMPP will automatically detect if you run Windows Vista and give you a warning. For resolving UAW problem you can refer to this post.
Choose install location for XAMPP, by default XAMPP will be installed on C:\xampp
Click Browse to change it and click Next when you’re done.
XAMPP Options, you can configure XAMPP desktop, start menu and service.
Installer will copy and install everything, just wait for while. Click Finish.
Click Yes to start XAMPP Control Panel.
You can control Apache, MySQL, FileZilla and Mercury from here.
Filezilla is FTP software, you can transfer file with ftp client to ftp server.
Mercury is Email server software, you can send email from your PHP application.
Some problem that might arise
You have conflict software installed, if you have apache from appserv and apache from xampp.
1. Stop service from appserv invidually
2. Set the service to manual
Choose apache2 and choose properties
set startup type to manual
Do same thing to MySQL
Start XAMPP and testing if it works
Start all service by click Start button.
Open web browser (Internet explorer, firefox, opera etc)
http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1
if you see this display then you’re in good track. Congratulation, you have fully working Apache, PHP, MySQL plus more.
See you in other post and stay health!