For all "newcomers": You only need the XAMPP basis package. "Add-On" packages are optional.
Download older versions of XAMPP (even the "old" WAMPP) directly from SourceForge.
See also: »FAQ - Vista problems«Vista Note: Because of missing or insufficient write permissions in "C:\Program Files", we recommend to use alternate folder for XAMPP ("C:\xampp" or "C:\meinverzeichnis\xampp").
Unzip the zip archives into the folder of your choice. XAMPP is extracting to the subdirectory "[Ziel]\xampp" below the selected target directory. Now start the file "setup_xampp.bat", to adjust the XAMPP configuration to your system.
If you choose a root directory "C:\" as target, you must not start "setup_xampp.bat".
Like with the EXE, you can now use the "XAMPP Control Panel" for additional tasks.
With the setup script "setup_xampp.bat", which you can start at every time and is located in the folder "\xampp", you can:
start the "XAMPP Control Panel"
in the case you have moved XAMPP to another location, you can relocate the paths in the configuration files. You can also switch between absolute (with drive letter) and relative (without drive letter) path names
If you extract XAMPP in a top level folder like "C:\" or "D:\", you can start most servers like Apache or MySQL directly without execution of the file "setup_xampp.bat".
Not using the setup script, or selecting relative paths in the setup script, is preferred if you are installing XAMPP on a usb drive. Because on each pc such a drive can have an other drive letter. You can switch from absolute to relative paths at any time with the setup script.
Still questions? See also: »Forum - Questions about Add-Ons« Many additional add-ons exist for the development with the main package. At the moment, the official add-ons for win32 from this side are:
Perl add-on with mod_perl and a selection of important Perl Modules. As of XAMPP 1.7.2 part of the basis package.
Tomcat add-on with mod_jk and Sun JRE5
You can install add-ons like the XAMPP basis package, with a EXE or a ZIP. Extract the add-ons directly into the XAMPP directory, e.g. "C:\xampp". In contrast to the XAMPP basis package, you must always start the setup script "setup_xampp.bat" (manually or automatic). The setup script integrates the add-on into the XAMPP package.
With the setup script, you can (de-)activate an add-on (if this function is available).
With a new XAMPP version, there is normally a upgrade package too. Additionally, we have sometimes small patches between the releases.
An upgrade is always problematically and there can be errors in the upgrade process. Because of this, you should always make a backup from your XAMPP folder before you upgrade it. werden.
We are trying to adjust your configuration files during the upgrade progress, if necessary. Especially if a new XAMPP have a lot of changes compared to the old one, we are providing no upgrade package for security reasons. Sorry.
As with the add-ons, install the upgrade directly into the XAMPP directory (e.g. "C:\xampp"). And you must also start the setup script "setup_xampp.bat".
As mentioned at another place, XAMPP is not meant for production use but only for developers in a development environment. XAMPP is configured is to be as open as possible and to allow the web developer anything he/she wants. For development environments this is great but in a production environment it could be fatal.
Here a list of missing security in XAMPP:
The MySQL administrator (root) has no password.
The MySQL daemon is accessible via network.
phpMyAdmin is accessible via network.
The XAMPP demopage is accessible via network.
The default users of Mercury and FileZilla are known.
All points can be a huge security risk. Especially if XAMPP is accessible via network and people outside your LAN. It can also help to use a firewall or a (NAT-) router. In case of a router or firewall, your pc is normally not accessible via network. It is up to you to fix these problems. As a small help there is the "XAMPP Security console".
Please secure XAMPP before publishing anything online. A firewall or an external router are only sufficient for low levels of security. For slightly more security, you can run the "XAMPP Security console" and assign passwords.
If you want have your XAMPP accessible from the internet, you should go to the following URI which can fix some problems: http://localhost/security/
With the security console you can set a password for the MySQL user "root" and phpMyAdmin. You can also enable a authentication for the XAMPP demopage.
This web based tool does not fix any problem! Especially the FileZilla FTP server and the Mercury mail server you must secure yourself. If you don't need these servers, don't start them. A server which is not started, is very secure!
If you want uninstall XAMPP, you can use the uninstall script: \xampp\unstall_xampp.bat
deinstalls the Windows services
delete the startmenu/desktop icons
delete the XAMPP directory
If selected, the directories "\xampp\htdocs" and "\xampp\mysql\data" are not deleted. But you should really thinl about, if need something from your stuff, like configuration files, before you start the uninstall process..
XAMPP Lite (means "light" as in "light-weight") is a smaller bundle of XAMPP components, which is recommended for quick work using only PHP and MySQL. Some servers or tools such as Mercury Mail and FileZilla FTP are missing in the Lite version.
Problems? See also: »FAQ - XAMPP for Windows« The main directory for all WWW documents is \xampp\htdocs. If you put a file "test.html" in this directory, you can access it with the URI "http://localhost/test.html".
And "test.php"? Just use "http://localhost/test.php". A simple testscript can be: echo 'Hallo world'; ?>
A new subdirectory for your web? Just make a new directory (e.g. "new") inside the directory "\xampp\htdocs" (best without whitespaces and only ASCII), create a test file in this directory and access it with "http://localhost/new/test.php".
Yes, that's possible with XAMPP. After moving of the XAMPP directory, jou must execute "setup_xampp.bat". The paths in the configuration files will be adjusted with this step.
If you have installed any server as Windows service, you must first remove the Windows service, and after the moving you can install the service again.
Warning: The configuration files from your own scripts, like for the software phpBB, are not adjusted. This task is up to you. But it's possible to write a "plug-in" the installer. With such a plug-in, the installer can adjust such files too..
The standard filename for the Apache function "DirectoryIndex" is "index.html" or "index.php". Every time you are just browsing to a folder (e.g. "http://localhost/xampp/"), and Apache can find such a file, Apache is displaying this file instead of a directory listing.
Almost all settings in XAMPP you can change with configuration files. Just open the file in a textedit and change the setting you want. Only FileZilla and Mercury should be configured with the application config tool.
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