How to set up and use xampp for php projects part I

How to set up and use xampp for php projects (Part – I)

Hi friend after long time i am back here with my new tutorial on installation and usage of XAMPP for php projects. I will explain this in step by step process. This tutorial consists of few process in details as follows :

  • Download/Installation
  • Running a php script
  • Running Database queries
  • Running Mysql using Php script

This is  part one of this tutorial. Here i am going to tell you how to download and install XAMPP server on your windows operating system.

Downloading XAMPP server

XAMPP is the most popular PHP development environment and it is a completely free, easy to install Apache, PHP, and Perl. The XAMPP open source package has been set up to be incredibly easy to install and to use. XAMPP server provides most easy and attractive control panel to manage various modules and services.

XAMPP server can be downloaded from its official website  or you can directly visit the download page by clicking here.  Select the right installer according to php version you want to use.

XAMPP Download Block

Well, i am using PHP version 5.5 so i would go with 1st installer. Install or extract XAMPP server under c:/xampp folder. After successful installation open XAMPP control panel from PATH_TO_XAMPP/xampp-control.exe .


XAMPP control panel

To start Apache simply click on start button on right side. Various modules available under XAMPP control panel are explained as follows:

Apache – It is the most commonly used HTTP web server software.

MySQL – It is the most popular and open source SQL database management system. MySQL is one of the best database system being used for developing web-based software applications.

FileZilla – It is free FTP solution for both client and server. It is open source software distributed free of charge.

Mercury – The Mercury Mail package in XAMPP for windows is a great way to start sending emails from openemr or any open source CMS program.

Tomcat – Tomcat is an application server from the Apache Software Foundation that executes Java servlets and renders Web pages that include Java Server Page coding.


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