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XAMPP is an open-source software package that provides a local web server environment for testing and development. It helps you test web applications locally before deployment, ensuring they function correctly on a live server.

What is XAMPP?

XAMPP, which stands for Cross-Platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl, is a free platform that allows developers to test their code locally on their own computers. This platform provides the experience of having your own mini web server at home, compatible with both Windows (WAMP) and Linux (LAMP) environments.Footnote 1 It is a safe space to experiment and perfect code before it goes live.

XAMPP also works with Bitnami, a software installer, allowing you to easily add web applications like OpenSSL, WordPress, and Joomla to your local server.Footnote 2 If you're aiming to become or you are a web developer, XAMPP is a useful tool to help you practice and enhance your coding skills.

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XAMPP tutorial curriculum

Are you curious about how to learn XAMPP? Online courses can help you better understand how to use the platform. 

A XAMPP tutorial may teach you how to:Footnote 3

  • Install and configure XAMPP based on specific projects.

  • Understand the role of each component in XAMPP in a web server stack.

  • Create and manage databases with phpMyAdmin.

  • Write and execute a basic PHP script.

  • Secure XAMPP to prevent unauthorized access.  

More advanced topics covered in a XAMPP course may describe how to debug PHP scripts with tools like XDebug, troubleshoot common deployment issues, and optimize database performance.

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Explore jobs that use XAMPP

Many professionals can use XAMPP in their day-to-day tasks to test and debug code. These job roles include:

  • Front-end developer: Uses web development languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to build the “front-end” or graphical interface of a website or application.Footnote 4

  • Full-stack developer: Builds both the front- and back-end of a website or application with languages like Python, PHP, and JavaScript.Footnote 5

  • Game developer: Creates and tests features for games that are in development for PCs, gaming consoles, and mobile devices.Footnote 6

  • IT engineer: Builds and maintains a company’s technology infrastructure. They may also create and deploy software solutions.Footnote 7

  • Software developer: Writes and maintains code for new software with languages like Java, PHP, and JavaScript.Footnote 8

Whether you wish to pursue a career as a front-end developer or an IT engineer, a coding boot camp can help you build the programming skills you need for these roles.