XAMPP

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6.3
  • Total Downloads:
    539,783
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

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4 stars

"Usefull program."

August 22, 2014  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.8.3-5

Pros

Easy to use for not experieced users too.

Cons

It must be configured.
Not others cons.

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5 stars

"Perfect! Could use a more portable version though."

March 15, 2014  |  By alexmonte

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.8.3-3

Pros

I've been using it for almost a year to test out websites I create before putting them online and have never run into any problems.

Cons

None so far!

Summary

Works great. I use this an something called ICEcoder v3.5 to create websites easily and efficiently.

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4 stars

"Easy to install if there are no port contentions"

February 09, 2014  |  By Hodentek

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.8.3-2

Pros

Very easy to install
One stop access to bundled programs
Easy to use control panel

Cons

If you have programs contending for ports you will end up with a problem on hand which is difficult to unravel.

Here are some solutions:
http://hodentek.blogspot.com/2014/02/one-way-to-handle-port-80-in-use-by.html
http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/02/on-installing-apache-on-windows-7-64bit.html
http://hodentekhelp.blogspot.com/2014/02/do-you-want-to-change-ports-that-skype.html

Summary

Very easy to install on a clean machine but will take some work if there are conflicts.

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5 stars

"Awesome and Easy to Install Server"

November 05, 2012  |  By doranbaker

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.8.1

Pros

Unbelievably Easy to Install and Configure everything the way you need. Great for Testing Projects.

I like that everything works from php, mysql and ftp with very little configuration and can be setup in around 20 to 30 minutes.

Cons

Not Good for Commercial Use (Not even meant for commercial purposes)

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3 stars

"hard to install"

July 03, 2012  |  By GC

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.7.7

Pros

good localhost serve

Cons

Good localhost server but if you do not know how to change the ports you are in trouble, and how to work with My sequal

Summary

Get help

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2 stars

"Not running on Windows 7 64 bit"

February 15, 2012  |  By sherryedeor100

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.7.7

Pros

After a successful installation I would be in a position to respond.

Cons

Apachee Not running on machine

Summary

Hi, I have been trrying to install XAMPP on my maching, but the apache is not running. I keep getting a busy error or sometimes a msg indicating that the port 80 is already in use. I need to use this server for my school project. Can anyone please guide me on this installation. I am literally ready to pull out my hair as I am way behind on my assignment.

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5 stars

"Essential for php development or local host."

July 05, 2011  |  By son0fhobs

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.7.4

Pros

Awesome. Well supported, well documented, industry standard.

Cons

What's not to love?

Summary

Essential. Stick with the best.

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3 stars

"Not recommended for up-and-coming web developers."

March 30, 2011  |  By toughtech

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.7.3

Pros

Easy install on multiple platforms. Great for "getting it to work".

Cons

Doesn't teach people how to properly configure and setup a web server.
Default install is unacceptable for production environment, (Insecure) even though some people intend to use it that way.

Summary

Although it is a great product for people who only have a passing interest in being a website developer, maintainer, etc., XAMPP should not EVEN BE CONSIDERED by a person who intends to make a living doing web design.

Why? Because XAMPP allows people to remain ignorant of the many things that it takes to get a web server up and running, and to optimize it once it IS running.

XAMPP is perfect for people who "don't read the manual", because it provides a working environment without any need for the people to intervene.

A better knowledge of what goes on behind the scenes is an important step to becoming a good web application designer. If you don't know the difference between a MySQL persistent connection in PHP running as an Apache Module vs. PHP running under FastCGI, YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS USING XAMPP.

The question might arise, "How hard is it, really, to install php, perl, apache, etc.?"

The answer? Not that bad. My first install was when I was 12, and it took me 2 hours, INCLUDING DOWNLOAD TIME. Since then, I can usually complete an installation in 20-30 minutes. While you may not find it that easy, here is my advice to you: READ THE MANUAL.

It's not like the people that develop these things TRY to make it hard on you!

On a side note, I ask "XAMPP for Linux?!!" Why would you need it when most of the things in XAMPP come preinstalled on the server distros, and can be added with a simple "pacman" or "apt get" command?

One last thing. The largest excuse I have heard for using XAMPP is "I only use it on my developer machine, and then I upload it to another web server." Bad news for you my friend! XAMPP is indeed a (casual) developers dream come true, but when you take that perfectly working web application of yours, and upload it to the web, all of a sudden, you realize that your developer machine has a different CONFIGURATION than your webserver, and worse than that, you don't even know how to access the configuration file, what to do when you do find it, and what those errors about "open_basedir" and "Can't find in include_path" even mean.
I feel sorry for you, but not too much. I did my reading earlier, you get to do it later. Either way, you end up learning it.

So now reader...What do you think?

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techdude a.k.a. tough tech.

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4 stars

"do its job for a laptop testing localhost php apps"

March 02, 2011  |  By sorinciuca

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.7.4

Pros

easy to use,

Cons

problems with emails generated php sent via mercury + Internet phone modem

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5 stars

"Brilliant server software - easy to use"

November 02, 2010  |  By Aurora_7

 |  Version: XAMPP 1.7.3

Pros

Ideal for testing and modifying server based software, such as an ecommerce system, forum, CMS etc, without having to upload the files to a web host. It?s very easy to install and use.

Cons

Skype uses the same port as Xampp: so if you try to run Xampp while Skype is running, it will not work. A simple solution is to disable Skype while using Xampp.

Summary

This version of Xampp will work on Windows 7 64 bit.
I mention this because there are a few tales of woe on the web, with respect to installing Xampp on Win7. The only thing I changed was to install it into a folder, C:\Xampp.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6.3
  • Use PHP version for XAMPP version.
  • Updated PHP to 5.6.3.
  • Updated MySQL to 5.6.21.
  • Updated phpMyAdmin to 4.2.11.
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.1j.
  • New XAMPP welcome page (beta).
General
Publisher Apache Friends
Publisher web site http://www.apachefriends.org/en/index.html
Release Date November 19, 2014
Date Added November 20, 2014
Version 5.6.3
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Web Development Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 143.91MB
File Name xampp-win32-5.6.3-0-VC11-installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 539,783
Downloads Last Week 3,061
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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