XAMPP, an open source server-side software that provides all the required features and components to run PHP based software like Joomla, WordPress, Drupal etc. on many popular operating systems such as Windows. Web developers and designers can easily install XAMPP to access its features and components, as it will also save time and all the hindrance of installing and configuring Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl manually on their computer systems. So, in this article, I will walk you through How to install and configure XAMPP on your computer system running Windows 10.
So, let’s get started! Just follow the steps below that will guide you on Downloading, installing and configuring the XAMPP server on Windows 10.
Step 1: Download XAMPP
If the downloading file shows the security message, as shown above, click on the Keep button to start the downloading.
Step 2: Install XAMPP
After downloading is complete, double click on the downloaded file to open the installation setup.
From the Warning message shown above, click on the OK button to proceed to set up.
Now you can see that the Setup wizard of XAMPP is now being launched as shown above. Just click on the Next> button to proceed.
In the select Components phase, leave the selection as default and continue by clicking on the Next> button.
In Installation folder phase you can either select where you want to install the XAMPP by clicking on the folder icon or you can leave it as a default destination and click the Next > button to proceed.
In the Bitnami phase, make sure that you have unmarked the check box of Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP as highlighted above. Now, click on the Next> button to proceed.
Now all the preliminaries to Install the XAMPP has been completed, just click Next> button to start the installation process.
Now you can see that the Setup is now up and running, and is unpacking files to install it on your computer as shown above. Now, wait till the installation process is completed.
During the Installation process, there will be a security message acquiring your permission, just click on the Allow access button as shown above. Now, wait a few more minutes to complete the installation process successfully.
After installation is Complete, mark the checkbox to start the XAMPP control panel as shown above. Now, click on the Finish button to launch the XAMPP control panel.
Step 3: Configuring XAMPP
Select preferred Language (English or German) and click on Save button (as shown above) to proceed.
Now you can see the XAMPP Control Panel is up and ready.
- Under Modules Services there are columns of Modules, Product ID(s), Port(s) and Actions.
- Under Modules, you can find all the listed servers that are available to use.
- Under PID(s) you can see the IDs against each server.
- Under Port(s) you can see all the assigned TCP/IP ports to the server.
Click on the Start button under Actions to start the particular server/module services, just click on the Allow access button to grant permission to use the server.
Now you can see XAMPP services highlighted in Green, which means that it has been started working successfully.
Now on the right side, you can see there is a list of buttons to modify different aspects of the XAMPP control panel.
The Config button is to configure the module that will start automatically when you launch XAMPP.
The second button is of Netstart as highlighted above.
The Netstart will list all of the services that are currently using or accessing the network, PIDs and Ports information as shown above.
There are also some quick access buttons to open Shell terminal for XAMPP, XAMPP Explorer, services, XAMPP help and Quit to close XAMPP.
And finally, the Log section is the main aspect of XAMPP where you can see what’s happening each time you start or stop a service module or even if you change any settings as shown above. This is the place where you should look for the errors or if something went wrong or is not working in the XAMPP. But mostly the default settings will work when you install the XAMPP.
That’s it! Hope it helped you installing and configuring XAMPP on Windows 10. Enjoy!