PHP Installation

In this tutorial, you will run how to install PHP in your system step-by-step guide with screenshots.

PHP Installation: PHP doesn’t come along with the windows operating system. In order to install PHP, we are suggesting you to install AMP ( Apache, MySQL, PHP) software stack. Although you can install these softwares individually as well. AMP is available for almost all operating systems.

There are many AMP versions are available in the market as given below.

  • WAMP for Windows
  • LAMP for Linux
  • MAMP for MAC OS X
  • SAMP for Solaris
  • FAMP for free BSD
  • XAMPP (Cross, Apache, MySql, PHP, Perl): This software stack is for cross-platform. This includes some additional software Filezilla, Open SSL, Mercury mail, etc.

If you are using windows and you don’t want other software like Perl and other features of XAMPP then you can go with WAMP for Windows. Similarly, you can use LAMP and MAMP if you are using Linux and Mac OS X respectively.

How to install XAMPP server in Windows

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to install the XAMPP server in Windows step by step with screenshots.

Step 1: Download the XAMPP server from the official site.

donwload XAMPP

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Step 2: After downloading XAMPP from the official site, double click on the downloaded  file

If Antivirus is installed on your computer, you may get a wording message like below. Simply click on Yes.

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Now click on the Next button.

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Step 3: Here, you can select the component you want to install in your system and click Next.

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Step 4: Now, you select the folder where you want to install XAMPP server and click on Next button. I am leaving the default value.

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Step 5: Click on Next and move ahead.

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Step 6: XAMPP is now ready to install, so click on the Next button and install XAMPP.

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Step 7: A finish will appear upon successful completion of installation. Click the Finish button.

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Step 8: On the next screen, Choose your preferred language.

choose preferred language

Step 9: XAMPP is now ready to use. You can now start Apache and MySql and run the PHP program on localhost.

We will learn in the next tutorial how to run a PHP program on localhost.

XAMPP control panel

Step 10: In case there is no error, Apache and MySql will successfully run in XAMPP.

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