XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages
XAMPP's name is an acronym for:
X (to be read as "cross", meaning cross-platform)Apache HTTP ServerMySQLPHPPerl
XAMPP requires only one zip, tar, 7z, or exe file to be downloaded and run, and little or no configuration of the various components that make up the web server is required. XAMPP is regularly updated to incorporate the latest releases of Apache/MySQL/PHP and Perl. It also comes with a number of other modules including OpenSSL and phpMyAdmin.
Self-contained, multiple instances of XAMPP can exist on a single computer, and any given instance can be copied from one computer to another.
It is offered in both a full, standard version and a smaller version.
Officially, XAMPP's designers intended it for use only as a development tool, to allow website designers and programmers to test their work on their own computers without any access to the Internet. To make this as easy as possible, many important security features are disabled by default. In practice, however, XAMPP is sometimes used to actually serve web pages on the World Wide Web. A special tool is provided to password-protect the most important parts of the package.
XAMPP also provides support for creating and manipulating databases in MySQL and SQLite among others.
Once XAMPP is installed, it is possible to treat a localhost like a remote host by connecting using an FTP client. Using a program like FileZilla has many advantages when installing a content management system (CMS) like Joomla. It is also possible to connect to localhost via FTP with an HTML editor.
The default FTP user is "newuser", the default FTP password is "wampp".
The default MySQL user is "root" while there is no default MySQL password.
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  • hvanloen Harry van Loen 16 Jul 2013

    Dear Godfred,
    Thank you for sharing this information with us. This seems interesting, I am sure that some of our collegues can provide their view on it.

  • thankyoudoc OWUSU-ANSAH GODFRED 16 Jul 2013

    Dear Harry,

    Boss, thank you for your comment.
    XAMPP is a development tool kit. I read this during my final year semester and i found it interesting and decided to share it on this platform which I thought may be of benefit to other team members who may like to explore. It involves database creation using MySQL and other programming languages like the PHP and perl.

    It can also be linked with HTML and Adobe Dreamweaver CSS5 and later versions in building Websites, and a whole application as well.

    Thank you.


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