How to install XAMPP server (Localhost) on Windows 7.

In this tutorial, we are going through step by step installation of XAMPP software. It includes 3 steps to installation.

  1. Download Xampp software from apache friends
  2. Install Xampp software.
  3. Configure Xampp software.

1. Download Xampp software from apachefriends.com.

a. In your web browser, go to https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html

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b.Click on the download link XAMPP for windows.

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c.When prompted download link, click “Save” and wait for the download to finish.

2.Install Xampp software on your computer.

a.To install the program, Double click on setup file and click on “Run.

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b.Click “Next” to select components you want to install, clear the components you do not want to install. Apache, make sure MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin are checked which are mandatory components. Click next when you are ready to continue.

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c. Choose the installation folder for XAMPP software. by default, it is “C:\xampp”. Click next when you are ready to continue.

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Click “Next” on Ready to install tab to continue final step of installation.

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Now setup will begin installing Xampp on your computer.

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d. When setup finished the installing XAMPP on your computer, Check to start xampp control panel and click “Finish” when you are ready to continue. It will open XAMPP Control panel. Let’s configure Xampp

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3. Configure the Xampp control panel.

a. To configure xampp software, open the Xampp control panel and start Apache and MySQL components. You can also start other components if you plan to use them.

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b. Open a browser and enter “localhost” in your address bar. You will be redirected to Xampp Dashboard with a message telling you that you’ve successfully installed xampp on your system.

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c. On Browser, enter “Localhost/PHPMyAdmin” to Access, create and Manage your MySQL databases and to grant privileges of databases to users.

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Now, you can install any content management software like Drupal, Joomla, Magento, laravel etc. using Xampp server to your computer.

Anwar Yakkiparamban

Anwar Yakkiparamban is the founder of Lauyou Learning. Prior to Lauyou learning, Anwar worked at ARD Engineering & Development, Qatar. He holds bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt. Engineering College Idukki.

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