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Step by step installation of XAMPP on Windows 10

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XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.

XAMPP stands for:

X: Cross Platform, as it supports all the moder operating systems like Windows, Mac OSX, Linux etc.

A: Apache Web Server

M: MySQL database management system.

P: PHP installation

P: Perl scripting language

How to go about it


Before stating the installation process, you should have the following;

  1. A Computer with windows 10 Properly installed
  2. A stable Internet connection

Step1: Download Xampp

Firstly, go to the official Xampp website and download the windows version
Click here


Step 2: Run the installation package

Double click on the installation package or right click and click 'run as administator'

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Step 3: Choose the location for installation. It is recommended to use the default location. Click next

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Step 4: Select your default installation language in the dropdown on the top left

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Step 5: Uncheck or check the box

If you don't want to be redirected to the apache and friends site for more details on Xampp. Click on the next button to continue. This will start up the installation process. Just seat back and wait for the installation process to complete

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Step 6: Prompt

Occasionally, the installation process will prompt you to allow network access for the apache server. Once you permit this, the installation process will smoothly continue.

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Step 7: Finalizing the installation

Once this is all done the finale installation page appears. If you want to run Xampp instantly, check the box and click on finish.

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Felicitation, you have successfully installed Xampp on your windows 10

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