Install and Configure XAMPP on Windows Server 2022

In this guide, we want to teach you How To Install and Configure XAMPP on Windows Server 2022.

XAMPP stands for X-operating system, Apache, Mysql, Php, Perl. It is an open resource platform that is readily available absolutely free downloading. It includes attributes like supporting Perl, mercury mail, and also Filezilla, and so on. And it is multiplatform and is supported through many operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and Linux. Also, it is supported by means of many report codecs that add to its robustness. It is easy to install and configure. In this, the Control Panel makes it easy to manage and implement.

Steps To Install and Configure XAMPP on Windows Server 2022

In this guide, you will learn to set up XAMPP on your Windows server.

To complete this guide, follow the steps below.

Installing XAMPP Control Panel on Windows Server 2022

First, you need to visit the Apache Friends Downloads page and download the XAMPP from it.

You can choose your XAMPP version and download it to your Windows server. Here we download PHP 8.1.

Download XAMPP for Windows

Then, you need to open your downloaded file and the installation wizard will open.

On the welcome screen, click Next.

XAMPP server welcome screen

Next, you need to choose the XAMPP components that you want to install. Here we install all the components. Select them all and click Next.

XAMPP components on Windows server 2022

After that, in the Installation Folder, you need to choose the directory where to install XAMPP on your Windows server 2022. Accept the default location and click Next.

XAMPP installation folder path

At this point, you need to choose the XAMPP language that you want to use and click Next.

XAMPP language

On the next screen, just click Next.

bitnami for XAMPP

Now your setup is ready to install XAMPP on your Windows server, click Next.

Install XAMPP Server

This will take some time to complete. Then, click Finish to complete your XAMPP installation.

Finish XAMPP installation

When your installation is completed, you will see your XAMPP control panel on Windows Server 2022.

XAMPP Panel on Windows server 2022

XAMPP Features

As you can see you can perform the following tasks from the XAMPP control panel on your Windows server:

  • Start and stop the services of Apache, FileZilla, MySQL/MariaDB, Mercury, and Tomcat.
  • Access the Admin page of Apache, FileZilla, MySQL/MariaDB, Mercury, and Tomcat.
  • Change the configuration parameters.
  • Access the error logs.

Also, you will see the other buttons that you can perform the tasks:

  1. Config: opens the dialog window with options to configure all or individual components of XAMPP.
  2. Netstat: It shows all processes that are running on the computer.
  3. Shell: It opens a UNIX Shell.
  4. Explorer: It opens the directory where the XAMPP is installed.
  5. Services: It opens the Windows Services (services.msc)
  6. Help: opens the dialog box with links to various blogs and forums.
  7. Quit: Close the XAMPP control panel.

You can use the start button to start the XAMPP modules and their services on the Windows server. When the module starts successfully, the background color of the Module name changes, and an assigned Process ID and Port are displayed under PID(s) and port(s) column.

start the XAMPP modules

XAMPP Modules

The Admin buttons open various tools used to manage the XAMPP modules.

-Apache Module. It opens a sample webpage that contains links to view the version of PHP and PhpMyAdmin.

-MySQL/Maria DB. It opens the PhpMyAdmin web console.

-FileZilla.When we click on the Admin button of the FileZilla, it opens another dialog box, where you must specify the connection parameters.

-Mercury. The admin buttons open a console that is used to manage the SMTP server.

-Tomcat. To run the Tomcat services, we must install JDK or JRE on the computer. When we click on the admin button, it opens a web-based console to manage the Tomcat application.

With the Config buttons, you can edit the configuration files of XAMPP modules.

And the Log buttons will open log files containing details of various events, warnings, and errors. Each module of XAMPP has its own set of log files.

Conclusion

At this point, you learn to Install and Configure XAMPP on Windows Server 2022.

Hope you enjoy it.

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