XAMPP is a cross-platform Apache distribution bundled with MySQL, PHP and Perl.

XAMPP is an Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP, Perl, Mercury (mail server), PHPMyAdmin and Tomcat. Its acronymous name also suggests this, as mentioned below.

The philosophy behind XAMPP is to build an easy to install distribution for developers to get into the world of Apache and easy local web hosting on one's own computer.

XAMPP is a compilation of free software. It is compatible with Windows, Linux, Mac and Solaris. It's, also, free of charge and it's free to copy under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

From version 1.7.4 Tomcat has been a part of the basic package and from version 1.7.2 Perl has been a part of the basic package. There are addon packages called BitNami for XAMPP that are able to install some popular applications, easily, into your working XAMPP packages such as Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.

The name "XAMPP" is an abbreviation for:

  • X (cross) means cross-platform
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Perl.


Latest version:

5.6.36 / PHP 5.6.36
7.0.30 / PHP 7.0.30
7.1.17 / PHP 7.1.17
7.2.5 / PHP 7.2.5