How To Install XAMPP With PHP 8 On Windows 10

How To Install XAMPP With PHP 8 On Windows 10

It provides all the steps required to install XAMPP with PHP 8 on Windows 10.

March 09, 2021

XAMPP is a complete package to install the Apache Web Server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, FTP Server, and phpMyAdmin for Linux, Solaris, Windows, and Mac OS X. It also provides an interface to admin Apache Web Server, MySQL, and PHP. This tutorial provides all the steps required to install XAMPP on Windows 10. The steps should be similar for other versions of Windows.

Download XAMPP

Download the most recent version of XAMPP from Apache Friends. The XAMPP page on Apache Friends looks like Fig 1.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Download Options

Fig 1

Click the Download Button to start the download. You can also download it from the Downloads Page as shown in Fig 2.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Download Options

Fig 2

Install XAMPP

Now execute the installer to start installing XAMPP on Windows. It showed me antivirus and UAC warning as shown in Fig 3 and Fig 4.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Antivirus Warning

Fig 3

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - UAC Warning

Fig 4

In case you also get these warnings, press the Yes Button and OK Button to continue with the installation. It will show the Welcome Screen as shown in Fig 5.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Welcome Screen

Fig 5

Click the Next Button to continue with the installation. The next screen provides options to choose the components to be installed on the Windows system as shown in Fig 6.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Components Selection

Fig 6

It shows that Apache and PHP are mandatory components and provide options to deselect the remaining components. Choose appropriate components to be installed and click the Next Button. To start with PHP development, you can select at least Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin. The next screen provides options to choose the installation directory as shown in Fig 7.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Installation Path

Fig 7

Choose the appropriate installation directory and press the Next Button to continue with the installation. The next screen provides options to choose the Language as shown in Fig 8.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Language Selection

Fig 8

Choose the appropriate language and press the Next Button to continue with the installation. The next screen provides options to learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP as shown in Fig 9.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Bitnami Options

Fig 9

You may keep the checkbox checked. It will open the Bitnami page for XAMPP to learn more about it. Now click the Next Button to finalize the selections. The next screen shows the confirmation message to start the actual installation of the components as shown in Fig 10.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Start Installation

Fig 10

Click the Next Button to start installing the components. It will show the installation progress as shown in Fig 11.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Installation Progress

Fig 11

It will show the success message after completing the installation as shown in Fig 12.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Installation Success

Fig 12

It also provides options to start the Control Panel for the first time. You may keep the option checked and click the Finish Button to close the installer. It will launch the XAMPP Control Panel. It looks like Fig 13.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Control Panel

Fig 13

It provides options to start, stop, and configure the components selected at the start of the installation.

Start Apache

In this step, we will start the Apache Web Server and open the default page. Click the Start Button next to apache to start the webserver. It might show the windows security warning for the first time as shown in Fig 14.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Security Warning

Fig 14

It shows the status of the Apache Web Server and ports used by it to access it from the browser as shown in Fig 15.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Apache Started

Fig 15

Now open the Browser of your choice and enter the URL http://localhost. It will show the XAMPP dashboard as shown in Fig 16.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - Dashboard

Fig 16

Now click the PHPInfo Link. It will show the complete details of the PHP version and the packages as shown in Fig 17.

Install XAMPP With PHP 8 on Windows 10 - PHP Info

Fig 17

Other Components

Similar to Apache, we can start and stop the other components including MySQL, FileZilla, Mercury, and Tomcat. We can access the phpMyAdmin application from the XAMPP Dashboard as shown in Fig 16.

Summary

In this tutorial, we have discussed the steps required to install XAMPP with PHP 8 on Windows 10. We can install and admin Apache, PHP, MySQL, FileZilla, Mercury, Tomcat, and phpMyAadmin on windows using XAMPP instead of installing and configuring these components separately.

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