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Learn Web Development with XAMPP PHP 5: Download and Install in Minutes

We also expanded the number of Bitnami-packaged applications compatible with XAMPP. In addition to the previous ones (such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla! or Magento) in now includes ownCloud, CMS Made Simple, SuiteCRM and more. You can download free, one-click installers at

What helped for me was instead of just replacing \xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf I replaced the whole apache folder. I basically did the same thing with it as with the php folder (steps 2 and 3).

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then followed the steps below:1. rename c:\xampp\php to c:\xampp\php72. raname C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf to httpd-xampp7.OLD3. copy php folder from XAMPP_5.6 7zip archive to c:\xampp\4. copy file httpd-xampp.conf from XAMPP_5.6 7zip archive to C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\

This installer script will simply check some php.ini settings, warn you if they are set incorrectly, and then download the latest composer.phar in the current directory. The 4 lines above will, in order:

By default the installer and composer self-update will download the latest stable version only. You may select a different download channel though. If you would like to help test pre-release versions you can use the --preview flag on either the installer or self-update. For snapshot builds, which are done from the latest Composer commit, you can use the --snapshot flag. To programmatically install specific major versions you can use the --1 or --2 flag. To select the latest 2.2 LTS you can use --2.2.

When you attempt to acquire a copy of either php, or apache. First look at what versions of it, it's compatible with. Best direction; decide which version of Apache you want to run. Download, install it, then do the same for PHP. It's not difficult to do. Simply going to the associated web sites, and looking for (minimum) requirements should do it. For example; Requires: Apache >= 2.2. They're pretty good at indicating that sort of thing. Try the downloads section(s). Find one you'd like to run. Then find "requirements".

XAMMP is essentially a front-end to what are normally separate programs. So Apache can (technically) be swapped out in a similar fashion to PHP. That is, you can download e.g. Apache 2.4.38 built with VC11 and use it in place of Apache 2.4.39 built with VC15 (which is the current default for XAMMP).

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The process with Apache isn't quite "drag and drop". You will need to copy over some files and folders from your original XAMMP Apache installation (those that don't otherwise exist in the version of Apache you downloaded).

Pay attention to the conf folder as well. It holds the actual configuration for Apache, as well as some extra files for XAMMP specifically. Apache 2.4.38 and Apache 2.4.39 should be close enough that you can (likely) replace the entire conf folder in your downloaded version of Apache with XAMMP's version.

When installing your older version of PHP, you will also need to update XAMMP\apache\conf\extra\httpd-xampp.conf to make the proper references to PHP 5 rather than PHP 7 (there are about 3 lines to update):

I must admit that I was skeptical when I first visited the XAMPP Website. I'm not one to buy into the idea that Linux is more complicatedto administer than Windows is, as the XAMPP site claims. But, I also didn't believe that installing Apache, PHP, Perl and MySQL would be nearly as easy as the Web site claimed, "just download, extract andstart".

I was dramatically wrong. The XAMPP installation involved two steps. First, Idownloaded XAMPP forLinux from the site. Second, from the command line, I went to the directory where the XAMPP download was saved and issued this command:

When I use the shell button of Xampp and put the command php -v to see the version this show me the version but the following message too Failed loading C:\xampp\php\ext\php_xdebug-2.5.4-5.6-vc11-nts-x86_64.dll

If you are using the self-extracting archive, after the archive is extracted, run the file setup-xampp.bat to configure the components of the package. (The XAMPP installer runs this file automatically.)

After configuration, open the XAMP Control Panel. (You can open it manually by running the file XAMPP_HOME/xampp-control.exe or from the Xampp Control Panel icon that is automatically placed on your desktop.) When you open the XAMPP Control Panel, note that the modules that are installed as services are already running.

Download the latest thread-safe XDebug compatible with your version of PHP. The download links are listed under Releases. Copy the .dll file to your XAMP_HOME/php/ext directory. ( XAMPP_HOME refers to your XAMPP or XAMPP Lite installation directory, such as C:\Program Files\xampp or C:\xampplite .)

If you do not find a suitable package or wish to install your own phpMyAdmin, you can download one of the following kits. Please note that each version has requirements for the minimum PHP and MySQL versions.

Since July 2015 all phpMyAdmin releases are cryptographically signed by thereleasing developer. You should verify that the signature matches the archiveyou have downloaded. Verification instructions are placed in ourdocumentation in the Verifying phpMyAdmin releases chapter.

On the homepage, the default Windows installer is based on the latest PHP version (currently, PHP 7.3). However, if your production WordPress site runs on an older version of PHP (i.e. PHP 5.x), go to the Download page and download the XAMPP version bundled with PHP 5.x. This way your local and production environments will be more or less in sync.

Go to the Download page at and download WordPress. Ideally, you should download the freshest WordPress release. However, if your production site uses an older WordPress version, you can also download the same release you use online.

Save your local WordPress install to the /xampp/htdocs folder on your computer. If you have installed XAMPP without modifying the settings you can find the /xampp folder on your main hard drive (usually C:/xampp).

Extract the ZIP file and move the inner wordpress folder one level up. The default path of your local WordPress install should be /xampp/wordpress. You can also rename your WordPress folder if you want, for instance you can use the /xampp/test-site name.

On Linux and macOS, the drivers for PHP are easily downloaded and installed using PECL. See the Linux and macOS installation tutorial for details. If you need to download and install the drivers for PHP on Linux and macOS manually, packages for those platforms can be found on the GitHub release tags.

Does not work. When I run the apache config from cmd i get error: httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 520 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Syntax error on line 17 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/extra/httpd-xampp.conf: Cannot load C:/xampp/php/php7ts.dll into server: %1 is not a valid Win32 application.

Hi, May be you have downloaded the php 7 64 bit, before download please check which version of xampp has been installed in your system. I had also same issue but I fixed this way, just downloaded the php7 for 32 bit and then this issue has fixed.

PHP7 updated successfully but in phpmyadmin below metioned error is coming . Please help . I am using xampp with version 3.2.1 Deprecation Notice in .librariesphp-gettextstreams.php#48 Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; StringReader has a deprecated constructor

Hi, i try to upgrade to php 7 and do your steps. but i got error like this Syntax error on line 18 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/extra/httpd-xampp.conf: Cannot load C:/xampp/php/php7ts.dll into server: The specified module could not be found.

2.2.3. Download the new PHP.ini file generated by the wizard and replace the original php.ini file. (Note: If you are prompted to download and save a file, the name of which starts with 00-ioncube. Download it and copy the code of the file to the very beginning of php.ini. Then save the file as php.ini. Do NOT copy the 00-ioncube file to your server.)

First, you need to click here to download the latest binary version of PHP. Make sure you download the Thread Safe Zip file depending upon your Windows version( x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit ), as you can see in the image below.

Next in the process is to configure the Apache server and for this, you need to open your XAMPP control panel then click on Apache Config > Apache (httpd-xampp.conf).

Then, an httpd-xampp.config file will open on your screen. Next, in the PHP-Module setup, paste the new lines of code and remove the previous lines of code like as shown in the below image.

The next step is to view the information of your environment. To do this, create a file called phpinfo.php in the root of your PHP web server (default directory is C: \ xampp \ htdocs), with the content below:

After identifying the correct driver version according to your version of PHP, SQL Server, and Operating System, download the indicated driver and choose a folder to extract the files to during installation.

Remembering that the name of the DLL's varies according to the version of PHP (71, 70, 54, etc.), Thread-safe (TS or NTS) and architecture (X86 or X64) and must ALWAYS be the same as the name of the files you downloaded and copied it to the php \ ext directory.

If anything goes wrong, and you followed these instructions correctly, you can easily restore the original MySQL by simply shutdown XAMPP and renaming xampp/MySQL to xampp/mariadb and xampp/mysql.old to xampp/mysql to put everything back as it was before.

If you prefer to troubleshoot your issue, you may find more information on the problem by viewing the MySQL error log, either by clicking the Logs button for MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel, or by opening the following file in a text editor: xampp\mysql\data\mysql_error.log


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