XAMPP Windows

XAMPP Windows 5.6.20

Upload your work locally with this superb tool

XAMPP is a collection of easy-to-install web servers – in other words, programs that let you test dynamic web pages locally. View full description

PROS

  • All-in-one app
  • Free
  • Good online community

CONS

  • Not for beginners
  • Help is just ok

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XAMPP is a collection of easy-to-install web servers – in other words, programs that let you test dynamic web pages locally.

Setting up an web server isn’t always an easy job, so to make it as efficient and quick as possible, download XAMPP, which includes Apache, MySQL, PHP, PEAR, PERL, OpenSSL, FileZilla FTP Server, Mercury Mail and more. These are the instruments you’ll need to create your databases and/or manage web sites.

XAMPP is perfect for web developers and avid bloggers. Don’t expect a clear explanation of each part, though, and certainly not a built-in XAMPP tutorial – you’ll need a certain amount of programming knowledge to get to grips with this software.

Crucially for a web server, XAMPP is very easy to install, and doesn’t require any complicated set-up. Add that to the program’s easy-to-use interface and the wealth of extra information and help available online (check under Extras), and XAMPP shapes up as a very worthy tool.

XAMPP is an all-in-one tool for dynamic web page developers. Free and open source, it’s primarily designed for professionals, but with a bit of effort can be mastered by most.

XAMPP Windows

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XAMPP Windows 5.6.20

— User reviews — about XAMPP Windows

  • "XAMPP is a go-to platform for web server testing. Easy, reliable, painfree."

    I love xampp. The first machine I installed it on it was difficult and took some time. The procedure was confusing. The ... More.

    reviewed on April 9, 2013

  • rdiebel

    by rdiebel

    "32 Bit Great, 64 bit NotSoMuch"

    when it failed on 64 bit to bring up the Apache admin, I installed it on a small 32 bit laptop, which worked fine. I'm ... More.

    reviewed on June 30, 2012

  • mobs

    by mobs

    "A Very Useful Tool In My Web Development And Testing"

    While developing a website or web application, I used to upload the entire website in to a remote server before I could ... More.

    reviewed on April 29, 2010