The purpose of this shot is to show you a step-by-step guide on how to get started with XAMPP in your GNU/Linux
In this shot, we will use Debian GNU/Linux, but the process is almost identical with other distros/distributions.
XAMPP is a cross-platform
Download the Linux installer here.
Then, make it an executable:
Right-click on the file and go to
Permissions tab, mark
Allow executing file as program (see image below).
Via command line (CLI):
chmod 755 xampp-linux-*-installer.run
Next, you could just double-click the installer to start the installation process. Unfortunately, XAMPP requires root privilege.
Move to the directory where you have downloaded the installer and right-click to open the
Terminal window. From the CLI, run this command:
You’ll be prompted for your password. Type it and hit the Enter button to launch the Wizard. You should be able to install XAMPP following the Wizard.
Congratulations. You’ve successfully installed XAMPP in your system. Let’s see how to start/stop it.
Now that you’ve configured a server in your local machine, you may need to start or stop from time to time.
The XAMPP you’ve just installed is a CLI program, so you’ll need the Terminal to use it.
You need to type the command below from the Terminal.
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop
If you have
Apacheinstalled locally, you may need to stop it before starting XAMPP
sudo service apache2 stop.
If you find that typing
/opt/lampp/ is too long, you can add it to your environment variable.
In this shot, we learned how to install a local PHP development environment and how to start and stop the server.
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