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Install Local Web Server XAMPP Tutorial in WindowsSubmitted by Drupal Indonesia on Sat, 06/08/2016 – 16:28Instructions on how to install XAMPP in Windows0Share  SHARE ON FACEBOOK SHARE ON TWITTERBefore discussing about Drupal, we need to prepare a web server application first so we can run Drupal on our computer. For this time I will explain the installation process XAMPP.XAMPP INSTALLATIONXAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MySQL (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P). Is a lightweight, simple software containing Apache distribution to make it easier for website developers to create a local web server for testing / script purposes.All that is needed for a local web server? application server (Apache), database (MySQL), and program language (PHP)? has been included in the form of a simple extract file. XAMPP is available in cross-platform form, which means it can run on Linux, Mac and Windows.Since the actual web server environment (live server) has almost the same components as XAMPP, then the transition from local server to live server becomes very easy.What’s included in XAMPP?XAMPP has 4 main components. Here’s the explanation:Apache: Apache is a popular web server application that processes and presents web content to a computer. Apache is an online web server that used almost 54% of all websites.MySQL: Every web application, whether it’s simple or complex, needs a database to hold the collected data. MySQL, open-source software, is the most popular database management system in the world. Used from hobbyist websites to professional platforms such as Drupal.PHP: PHP has an extension Hypertext Preprocessor. Is a script / code program that is active on the server to run various websites including Drupal, Joomla, WordPress to Facebook. Its open source and easy to learn and run perfectly with MySQL, making it a top choice of web developers.Perl: Perl is a high-level, dynamic programming language that is widely used in network programming, system admin, and others. Although less popular for web development purposes. Perl is still widely used for certain applications.How to install XAMPP?In this tutorial we assume you are using Windows PC, though the instructions below can also be used for Mac computers. Linux users should read XAMPP Linux Installation Guide).Go to the ApacheFriends.org website address, and you can find many versions of XAMPP.Select the latest version of Windows XAMPP, and download it. You can also choose to install a program with a small size version of? XAMPP Portable Lite ?, which only provides Apache, MySQL, PHP and phpMyAdmin components.Install XAMPPHere are the steps of XAMPP installation:Step 1: Disable anti-virus on your computer, as it may cause interruption during XAMPP component installation processStep 2: Start the installation process with double-click on the XAMPP installer. Click? Next? after the installation screen is displayedXAMPP SetupStep 3: Select the components you want to install. Select the default selection and click? Next ?.XAMPP Select ComponentsStep 4: Select the desired folder. This folder will hold all your web applications in the future, so make sure to select a drive with a capacity that is still quite large.XAMPP – Select Installation FolderStep 5: The next step is promotion from BitNami, application store for server software. Do not check / check the checkbox? Learn more about BitNami for XAMPP ?, because your email will get promotional emails.Step 6: Now ready to install XAMPP. Click Next and wait for the installer to unpack and install the components you have selected. This takes a few minutes. As the process goes, there may be some questions to approve Firewall access for some components like Apache.Step 7: The installation process is now complete. Select checkbox? Do you want to start the Control Panel now ?? to open the XAMPP control panel.XAMPP – Complete setupGet to know XAMPP Control PanelThe XAMPP control panel provides full control over all installed XAMPP components. You can use the control panel to start / stop various modules, run Unix shells, open Windows explorer and see how the server processes in the background.Here is a brief description of Control Panel. Now you need to know first how to stop and start Apache server.XAMPP – Control PanelTesting XAMPPFollow these steps to test XAMPP by running the Apache web server and creating a simple php file.Step 1: Click? Start? in the Apache module. This step is to enable Apache webserver.Step 2: Open a web browser and type: http: // localhost or 127.0.0.1Step 3: Select the language on the splash screenXAMPP – Splas