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Hi everyone! I'm new commer in web devlopment and i get to know something about xampp but dont know how to use it. Even I don't know much about it that what is Xampp and how it works etc. If anybody have well knowledge about it, please define it and help me understanding it is working. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, here is a brief description about xampp. First of all, you should know that What is Xampp? and 2nd How to setup xampp on windows 7/8/10?

The Answers about the above questions are as follows:

1. What is Xampp? Xampp is an open source software for web servers developed by Apache Friends. It comes with Apache (Web Server), MariaDB, MySQL, and interpreted programming languages like PHP and Perl. It is mainly used in setting up a complete web server on a machine. This web server can run on Apache and PHP as Server-side scripting. Here is screenshot of Xampp screen: Xampp Screenshot Here is another question, what is server-side script? The answer is when you type an url in the browser, it send request to the web server and a software is running on the server receives this request, processes it and returns some out put in the form of html. The software that is used to process request on web server is called server-side script. And the output which is return back to browser is called client side output. I think it would be enough for you to understand xampp and a web server.

Now let's talk to the next question

2. How to install Xampp on Windows 7/8/10 The answers is very simple. Just visit apache friend's official website and download the latest version of Xampp from there. Here is the screenshot Xampp download page You can download on of the given version from the download page and when the download is completed simply double click on it and installation setup will start. Simply follow the steps on the installation Wizard and the installation will be completed. When the xampp in successfully installed on your windows, check the icon on desktop, and double click on Xampp icon to run Control Panel. Xampp Screenshot As you can see in the above screenshot, all the tools that are available in Xampp stack is shown. Simply Click on Start button to start the required server. For example: if you want to run a web server on windows, Start the Apache server. Or if you want to use MySQL as a Database server, click on Start button in front of it, and so on.

Now, you can navigate to C:\xampp\htdocs\ and place your php script files there. You can open localhost in browser to see the contents of your running webserver.

I hope you will understand it and get some good info! Regards, M.Athar

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