How to setup php development environment in windows

PHP program can be run under server XAMPP. It is a free open source cross-platfrom web server package.

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


  1. Download XAMPP from the link
  2. Once downloaded launch XAMPP Installer. (xampp-win32-7.0.1-0-VC14-installer).
  3. The XAMPP setup wizard will guide you through the installation. click next whenever it ask, and then finish. If the installation process went well and everything is running smoothly, the control panel will open with black and blue text updates at the bottom. Still you can face issues while doing start Apache and Mysql.  See how to resolve Port issue.

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