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Many people know from their own experience that it’s not easy to install an Apache web server and it gets harder if you want to add MySQL, PHP and Perl.
XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use – just download, extract and start.
We don’t like overpriced commercial software and XAMPP is our attempt to do something that shows free software doesn’t have to be bad.
Easy installation and deinstallation
To check that XAMPP is working some sample programs are included, there is a small CD collection program (written in PHP using MySQL) and a small guest book software (written in Perl) and several other demonstration utilities.
If you decide that XAMPP isn’t needed any more just delete the XAMPP directory and it’s completely removed from your system.
However if you use the Windows installer version of XAMPP it’s recommended to use the uninstall feature. As every installer the installer will make registry entries to remember the install.
The philosophy behind XAMPP is to build an easy to install distribution for developers to get into the world of Apache. To make it convenient for developers XAMPP is configured with all features turned on.
The default configuration is not good from a securtiy point of view and it’s not secure enough for a production environment – please don’t use XAMPP in such environment.