XAMPP Server installation Guide. How to setup XAMPP server on computer?
What is Xampp? What is the purpose of using this and how to install on computer?
xampp is a type of offline server. We can use this as a web server on our computer. We also have to install this xampp software to do various types of coding like PHP, MySQL and WordPress, Joomla, magneto etc. In a word, you must use xampp for web development.
Now, You may think what is a server?
A server is a type of computer or device that manages network resources. Servers are often dedicated, meaning they perform no tasks other than the functions of their servers. In that case, a server may refer to a program that handles resources rather than the entire computer.
In short, The server is basically a computer program. Which is a unique program on your computer and gives anyone else’s computer the benefit of different tasks.
Depending on the program, the server may be different. For example
FTP Servers: This program is used for file transfer.
Web Servers: It is used to host web sites, load various web site files and display them in the browser.
Mail Servers: Used in e-mail communication.
There are some software for Local Host. These are WAMP, MAMP, LAMP and XAMPP. These all have the full meaning.
WAMP- Windows Apache MySQL PhP
MAMP- Macintosh Apache MySQL PHP
LAMP- Linux Apache MySQL PHP
XAMPP- Cross Platform , Apache , MySQL , PHP and Perl.
Why do we need this server to learn?
if we want to learn PHP programming, first we need a server so we will use XAMPP as a local server.
What is PHP?
PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server side scripting language used primarily for web development. The purpose of this programming language is to dynamically create web pages.
So, now How to install XAMPP on a computer?
Download and install XAMPP from here- https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
Click this link and you will see a screen like this.
Then you select and download according to your system.
Install like other software.
At the end of the install, an XAMPP icon will be displayed on the desktop by double-clicking on it you can start the program. First Time it will want an access from Windows Firewall Just give yes . Then Apache and MySQL will be Green color.
Now open any of your browsers and type localhost/phpmyadmin now you can see the result.
I hope You did this without any problem. If you have any question you can ask me here comment below. Thank you for reading.