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What is xampp and how to install it?

XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. This was developed by Apache and the details are available here.

Xampp helps you, if you are a web programmer or even designer and you want to test the developed site as how will it look exactly when it is launched on the web. Xampp makes your machine run as a web sever and host sites locally.

Process to download and install Xampp on Mac Machines.
Step 1: DownloadSimply click on the link below. This is the latest version. A complete list of downloads (older versions) is available at SourceForge.
Xampp. (Download source:
Step 2: Open the .dmg file and the very first thing you need to do is move or drag xampp folder into you Applications folder.
Step 3: Now in order to run this all you need to do is open xampp control and launch Apache, MySQL and ProFTPD, where ProFTPD is not required until you have to upload the site on the server on the web.
Step 5: The final step is to check if this application is running fine, open your browser and type http://localhost/ and you should see a page that is pasted below.

For further details and assistance please click here, it will take you to the manufaturer of Xampp.

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