XAMPP 1.7 Free



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  • Main Interface
  • Service Settings
  • Control Help
  • Control Panel
  • XAMPP security advices section
  • XAMPP installation welcome page
  • phpMyAdmin, the DBMS for MySQL included with XAMPP
  • The XAMPP Control Panel

Editorial review

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Ismael Mireles Senior editor

Xampp is a free package of web services developed by Apache Friends. The package is cross-platform, so it can work in Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux of course. The main purpose of the package is to simplify the installation and control of several web services.

The package includes Apache HTTPD (, Openssl 0.9.8i, MySQL 5.1.33, PHP 5.2.9, among others.
It was originally designed as a development application, so that people could test their scripts, codes and websites on their own computers without the need of an external server using all the services needed. The application is very easy to install, just running the installer will allow you to select the services you want to run on your computer, and when to run them. Once the program is installed, you can use its Control Panel application to start, stop or manage the services with ease. It features a very useful graphic interface, but there are also powerful terminal commands you can use to manage all the services.

The version 1.7 brings the latest versions of all services as well as full compatibility with Vista. This package is excellent for all those web developers out there.


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What's new in version 1.7

+ Apache 2.2.11
+ MySQL 5.1.33 (Community Server)
+ PHP 5.2.9 + PEAR (Support for PHP 4 has been discontinued)
+ XAMPP Control Version 2.5 from www.nat32.com
+ XAMPP CLI Bundle 1.3 from Carsten Wiedmann
+ XAMPP Security 1.0
+ SQLite 2.8.15
+ OpenSSL 0.9.8i
+ phpMyAdmin
+ ADOdb 5.06a
+ Mercury Mail Transport System v4.62
+ FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.31
+ Webalizer 2.01-10
+ Zend Optimizer 3.3.0
+ eAccelerator für PHP 5.2.9 (but not activated in the php.ini)

Latest comments

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  • 0
    Arthur Kennedy Otieno Jonyo 8 months ago
    Pros: Great for Localhost database
    Cons: You cant update XAMPP

    You have to uninstall all the XAMPP components manually and delete all folders before you can update it, this is a major step back in development. Aside from it, this platform is great!! Continue supporting Apache Friends!

  • 3
    Guest 4 years ago


  • -1
    Greg Waters 4 years ago
    — This software is complete rubbish
    Pros: None
    Cons: Slow, buggy, clumsy to setup, bad logs etc.

    The con's say it all...
    From the start: Ridicilously large download, bad documentation, slow, confuse and poor features, totally useless logs, no reasonable monitoring, etc. And slow. And buggy.