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How To Install and Configure XAMPP on Debian 11

In this article, we want to show you How To Install and Configure XAMPP on Debian 11.

XAMPP is an open-source software developed by Apache Friends. XAMPP software package contains Apache distributions for Apache server, MariaDB, PHP, and Perl. And it is basically a local host or a local server. This local server works on your own desktop or laptop computer. The use of XAMPP is to test the clients or your website before uploading it to the remote web server. This XAMPP server software gives you a suitable environment for testing MYSQL, PHP, Apache, and Perl projects on the local computer.

The full form of XAMPP is X stands for Cross-platform, (A) Apache server, (M) MariaDB, (P) PHP, and (P) Perl. Cross-platform usually means that it can run on any computer with any operating system.

How To Install and Configure XAMPP on Debian 11

Before you start to install XAMPP, you need to log in to your server as a non-root user with sudo privileges. To do this, you can follow our article the Initial Server Setup with Debian 11.

Now follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Set up XAMPP on Debian 11

First, you need to update your local package index with the following command:

sudo apt update

Then, you need to visit the Apache Friends Downloads page and copy the link address of XAMPP for Linux. And Use the wget command to download it:

wget https://www.apachefriends.org/xampp-files/8.1.4/xampp-linux-x64-8.1.4-1-installer.run

Now set the correct permissions for your downloaded file with the following command:

sudo chmod 755 xampp-linux-x64-8.1.4-1-installer.run

Next, run your XAMPP installer script on Debian 11 with the following command:

sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-8.1.4-1-installer.run

You will be asked some questions, enter y to continue your installation.

When your installation is completed, you will get the following output:

Output
Please wait while Setup installs XAMPP on your computer.

Installing
0% ______________ 50% ______________ 100%
#########################################

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Setup has finished installing XAMPP on your computer.

At this point, you need to allow everyone to access the XAMPP server on Debian 11.

Open the /opt/lamp/etc/extra/httpd-xampp.conf file and add a line ” Require all granted” and comment out or delete the line “Require local“.

sudo vi /opt/lampp/etc/extra/httpd-xampp.conf
<Directory "/opt/lampp/phpmyadmin">
    AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit
    Require all granted
    ErrorDocument 403 /error/XAMPP_FORBIDDEN.html.var
</Directory>

When you are done, save and close the file.

At this point, restart your XAMPP service on Debian 11 with the command below:

/opt/lampp/lampp restart
Restarting XAMPP for Linux 8.1.4-1...
XAMPP: Stopping Apache...ok.
XAMPP: Stopping MySQL...ok.
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...ok.

Access XAMPP Web Interface

At this point, you can access your XAMPP on Debian 11 through the web interface. Type your server’s IP address in your web browser:

http://domain_name_OR_ip_address

XAMPP welcome screen on Debian 11

If you want to access the phpmyadmin page just type the URL of with /phpmyadmin in the address bar.

http://domain_name_OR_ip_address/phpmyadmin

Access XAMPP phpmyadmin

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Install and Configure XAMPP on Debian 11.

Hope you enjoy it.

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