Installing XAMPP on Ubuntu

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Installing XAMPP on Ubuntu

December 9, 2015 | Article | No Comments

XAMPP, a free open source cross platform web server solution stack package, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, and interpreters for scripts (PHP script).

In this article we will discuss about how to install XAMPP for Ubuntu using ppa method. Any Ubuntu version and any architecture is fine. However in this article I will use Ubuntu 12.10 desktop edition.


The XAMPP version used here is the one supplied by ppa. Invoke following commands using enough privilege

add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/xampp

Now update to download the list of packages.

apt-get update


Installation is as easy as other software installation. Enter this command into terminal:

apt-get install xampp

Once the installation complete, we have successfully install XAMPP.


XAMPP can be accessed like any other application. You can find start find and run XAMPP control panel. Click on start button. When you successful, you would have something similar to this:


Next, check your browser. Type in URL bar http://localhost/ and you would see something like this:


At this point, we are successfully install XAMPP using ppa.

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