Welcome to this blog on how to install XAMPP Server on Windows 8. You will have a great time learning this so, please ready yourself.
What is XAMPP?
XAMPP (/ˈzæmp/ or /ˈɛks.æmp/) is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XAMPP
Visit https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html and look for the download button on the homepage.
Choose XAMPP for Windows from the download.
After clicking download for windows, another tab will open and your download will start.
Go to the download folder and look for the XAMPP installer that you downloaded then double click that.
The download process will now start. A warning message will pop up and you will just click Yes. After that, another warning message will pop up and you will just click ‘OK’.
When click properly then go to Setup – XAMPP pop-up. Again click on Next.
Next is you need to choose which components to include in your XAMPP it is all checked by default so you will just need to uncheck those components that you don’t want to include. Then click next.
Next, you will select the folder/directory where you will install your XAMPP file. By default, it’s c:\xampp. Click ‘Next’.
Just click ‘Next’.
Click Next again.
The installation progress bar will now show and will begin installing XAMPP in your computer.
After installation progress is done click ‘Finish’.
A window will pop-up. Select your language.
XAMPP Control Panel will open.
To try if our XAMPP is working you may press ‘Start’ button on Apache and MySQL. If both turn green it means its working and our localhost is now connected.
Go to your browser and type in ‘localhost/dashboard’ on the browser tab bar.
If it showed as the above picture it means our XAMPP localhost is really working.
To check if PhpmyAdmin works type in ‘localhost/phpmyadmin’ on the browser tab. This page will show.
If those links works, congratulations! You have successfully installed XAMPP.
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