Sunday, October 31, 2010

Xampp Installation and Configuration in Linux

Xampp is a software which provides GUI(Graphical User Interface) as well as CUI(Command Line interface) for designing your database and its entities using MYSQL.
Other than these some of the key features of Xampp include

·Apache 2.2.11
·MySQL 5.1.30
·PHP 5.2.8
·Perl 5.10.0
·ProFTPD 1.3.1
·phpMyAdmin 3.1.1
·OpenSSL 0.9.8i
·GD 2.0.1
·Freetype 2.1.7
·libjpeg 6b
·libpng 1.2.12
·gdbm 1.8.0
·zlib 1.2.3
·expat 1.95.2
·Sablotron 1.0
·libxml 2.7.2
·libxslt 1.1.22
·Ming 0.3

·Webalizer 2.01
·pdf class 009e
·ncurses 5.3
·mod_perl 2.0.4
·FreeTDS 0.63
·gettext 0.11.5
·IMAP C-Client 2004e
·OpenLDAP (client) 2.3.11
·mhash library 0.8.18
·mcrypt library 2.5.7
·cURL 7.19.2
·SQLite 2.8.17 (for PHP4 + PHP5)
·SQLite 3.3.17 (for PHP5 PDO SQLite)
·phpSQLiteAdmin 0.2
·libapreq 2.08
.FPDF 1.6
·bzip2 (library) 1.0.5
·PBXT (1.0.07-rc)

Xampp installation in Linux can be achieved by following these simple steps :
1. Download the tar file xampp-linux.1.7.3a.tar.gz from or
 using the following command at the terminal

2. Extract the tar ball into the opt directory by using the following command
$ tar xvfz xampp-linux.1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt

3. Issue the following command for starting the Xampp services
$ /opt/lampp/lampp start

4. To set password for MYSQL and XAMPP config page execute the following command 
$ /opt/lampp/lampp security
and set passwords.

5. After installation and configuration of XAMPP move to a Browser and type http://localhost in the address bar.

6. XAMPP welcome page is displayed . Select a language. Go to phpmyadmin and here you are with MYSQL GUI.

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