XAMPP is a free tool which can be used to create an Apache, PHP, MYSQL server for windows and other platforms. In this post I’ll explain how to install and run XAMPP on a Windows 7 pc.
First download XAMPP and install it.
- Select language
- Click Next
- In the components section make sure Apache & MySQL under the Server are ticked and also PHP under Program languages and phpMyAdmin under Tools
(phpMyAdmin is not a necessity, its a tool to graphically manage MySQL)
- Choose location (Default is your windows root location, mine is C:\ drive)
- Wait until installation is over
- Press Finish
- To immediately start the XAMPP Control Panel click Yes
When you install XAMPP you can install it any location. In this post I’ll be explaining based on the default location of the installation.