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[how to] setting up php development environment in windows using xampp

Posted on  4/13/2012



Guide for downloading and configuring xampp in windows ,
intro :  xampp is open source software package include Apache MySQL PHP framework with lots of other tools ,
xampp pakage includes


  • Apache 
  • MySQL 
  • PHP 
  • phpMyAdmin 
  • FileZilla FTP Server 
  • Tomcat 
Steps 

1 :  download xampp
first download xampp , you can download it from sourceforge.net or its own download page 

download page

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      <a class="download_button" href="http://jaist.dl.sourceforge.net/project/xampp/BETAS/xampp-win32-1.8.0-beta2-VC9.7z" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jr2RJZfQ2RU/TqcrJMxeyWI/AAAAAAAABI8/CEtUCqaO60o/s1600/s1+%25281%2529.png" /></span></a>
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      <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Direct download link for xampp beta version</span>
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download 7 zip ( in case you downloaded 7zip version of xampp)

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      <a class="download_button" href="http://jaist.dl.sourceforge.net/project/sevenzip/7-Zip/9.20/7z920.exe" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Jr2RJZfQ2RU/TqcrJMxeyWI/AAAAAAAABI8/CEtUCqaO60o/s1600/s1+%25281%2529.png" /></span></a>
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      <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Download 7zip</span>
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">install 7 zip&nbsp;</span>
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">right click on&nbsp;xampp-win32-1.8.0-beta2-VC9.7z</span>
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">and choose 7zip extract here</span>
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      <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">extract xampp 7zip file with 7zip&nbsp;</span>
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  • copy and paste extracted directory into local hard drive root folder ( C: )
  • done xampp installed
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  <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">configuration part :&nbsp;</span>
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  • start xampp control pannel
     
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">open browser and navigate to http://localhost</span>
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">select your language&nbsp;</span>
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">and click on status from left side&nbsp;</span>
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    <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">click on security tab 
    
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      <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EivgVUVud6E/T4hCw0qtszI/AAAAAAAACQQ/K_4AcJLzDhk/s1600/xamp3.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EivgVUVud6E/T4hCw0qtszI/AAAAAAAACQQ/K_4AcJLzDhk/s640/xamp3.png" width="640" /></a>
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        <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">click on link highlighted in picture to secure your xampp installation&nbsp;</span>
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        <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">set your mysql root password&nbsp;</span>
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        <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">and xampp local password to avoid&nbsp;unauthorized&nbsp;access&nbsp;</span>
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        <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">done !&nbsp;</span>
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        <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c4BKl2lEjDE/T4hDi1Jg52I/AAAAAAAACQY/1Y4_tIfAK_c/s1600/after_Secure.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-c4BKl2lEjDE/T4hDi1Jg52I/AAAAAAAACQY/1Y4_tIfAK_c/s640/after_Secure.png" width="640" /></a><span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span>
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        <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">setting up site folder&nbsp;</span>
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            <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">go to c:xampp</span>
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            <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">open htcdocs folder</span>
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            <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">create new folder &#8216;myawesomesite&#8217;</span>
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            <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">and put all your&nbsp;development&nbsp; files inside that</span>
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            <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">and browse http://localhost/myawesomesite 
            
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                <span style="font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">done !</span>
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