How to Install XAMPP

We look at how to install XAMPP on Windows step by step. The instructions for installing XAMPP on other operating systems are identical.

Step 1) Download XAMPP Tutorial

Click here to XAMPP download for Windows:

Step 2) Start Installation

Installing XAMPP is similar to installing any other Windows programme. There are a few key points which all have to keep in mind.

Step 3) Run the Setup

Run the setup after you've downloaded XAMPP—the warning notice dialogue box displays as seen below.

Step 4) Change User Control Settings

If you're running Windows Vista or Windows 7, ensure the User Account Control feature is turned off. Change User Access Control settings by going to Control Panel > User Accounts > Change User Access Control settings. The main steps are depicted in the diagram below.

Step 5) Save the settings

  • When the User Account Control has been deactivated, click the OK button on the warning message box.
  • You will receive the following notice this time.

Step 6) Click Next

Click next on the following screen.

Step 7) Choose the Insatllation path

Change the installation path (if necessary) on the next screen. Next should be selected.

Step 8) Check the necessary services

Choose Apache and MySQL on the next screen. If FileZilla (FTP Client) is required, you can select it. Install should be clicked.

A service is a long-running programme in Windows that does not need to be accessed by the user. When the Windows operating system is started, services can be set to run automatically. Apache and MySQL must be running in the background for you to use them. When you install them as services, Apache and MySQL run in the background whenever you turn on your computer. If you haven't set up Apache and MySQL as services, you'll have to start them manually every time you want to use them. This must be done through the XAMPP control panel. PHP and

Step 9) Finish the installation

The following window will appear once the installation is complete.

  • Click on Finish button Let's have a look at the fundamental directories we'll be working with before we test our XAMPP installation.