XAMPP

Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.8.3-4
File Size:
125.09MB
Date Added:
April 10, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
492,779
Downloads Last Week:
1,636
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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?

    --
    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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  • 4 stars

    "easy to use"

    February 26, 2010   |   By martin_abc

    Version: XAMPP 1.7.2

    Pros

    Very easy to use, perfect for beginners. I have no problems with this package.

    Cons

    Dont see any cons here.
    But of course, for more experienced user it is better to configure apache & php & mysql myselfs.. ;-)

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