How to install XAMPP in 7 simple steps, is just a simple tips and trick how to install the XAMPP for the beginner who just learning about php, mysql and apache.
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.
We can download XAMPP from http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html.
1. Double click the installer, choose your language to use for the installation process and click OK.
2. Click Next to continue to the next step.
3. In this step, you can choose where to put XAMPP installation directory. The default directory is in C:\XAMPP, but you can choose another location that suitable for you. Click next after finished.
4. In this step, by default the XAMPP will install a desktop icon and create a link in your start menu, but you can disable this if you want, but my reccomendation is you don't need to change this.
In this step also there is SERVICE SECTION, this option will be used if you want your apache, mysql, or filezilla automatically run in startup. If you want some of the service run on start up, you can tick it. In the picture below I didn't tick it, because I will run manually everytime I need the service. When finish, click next and start the installation.
5. When the installation progress finished, if there is a window ask "Start the XAMPP control panel now?", just click YES.
6. This is the last step of the installation, the XAMPP control panel window. In this window you can view the Apache server state and MySQL server state. To start the service, just click the start button and the service will be started. (you can try to start the Apache and MySQL).
7. To check whether everything already running good, open your browser and type http://localhost/phpmyadmin. If the following page was opened, congratulations your XAMPP installation successfull.
1. If Apache service cannot started, make sure your computer port 80 is free and not in use. To check whether port 80 used or not, you can try run netstat -an from your command prompt.
Hope you found it useful 🙂