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  • You can run Apache Web server today right on your Windows PC, or from a USB drive. You can start learning PHP scripting and MySQL database in Windows 7 or 8. In fact, you can install Wordpress, PrestaShop ecommerce system - and more - with the free XAMPP package. This Web list collects XAMPP installation tutorials, instruction about solving your PC's port conflicts, and how to run PHP in command line format.

    • What is XAMPP?
    • Can I install XAMPP and run Apache Web server, MySQL database, PHP script, and many more packages on my Windows-based machine?
    • How do I install it, with the help of pictorial and video tutorials?
    • What if XAMPP can't use the communication ports because they have already been occupied by Skype, Microsoft  IIS, or games?
    • Can I run PHP scripts in CLI (command line interface)?
  Dishes  - Tutorials & Port Troubleshoot
  • Dish 4 : How to Fix Port Conflicts in Apache (Xampp) |

  • What if you run into this error message? (Skype or games are competing for the same communication ports.)

    Problem detected!
    10:37:12 PM [Apache] Port 80 in use by "Unable to open process" with PID 3980!
    10:37:12 PM [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
    10:37:12 PM [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application

    Here is a clear video tutorial about switching to a different port than 80. It shows you how to change port setting to 82, for example. Remember to use http://localhost:82/

  • Note: If port 80 is not the problem, it could be another port. Such as 443 because apache also uses port 443. If you need to change port 443, go to httpd-ssl...
  Chops  - Background and Command Line
  • Chop 1 : XAMPP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia |

  • "XAMPP requires only one zip, tar, 7z, or exe file to be downloaded and run, and little or no configuration of the various components that make up the web server is required. XAMPP is regularly updated to incorporate the latest releases of Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl. It also comes with a number of other modules includingOpenSSL and phpMyAdmin.

    Self-contained, multiple instances of XAMPP can exist on a single computer, and any given instance can be copied from one computer to another."

  • XAMPP ( or ) is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.
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