How to do it...

  1. Visit the XAMPP website ( and download the appropriate XAMPP package for your computer.
XAMPP is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. The screenshots in this recipe were taken from XAMPP version 5.6.30 on Windows 10. The installation steps and exact dialog content might vary based on your choice of platform.
  1. Optional on Windows: Disable the Windows User Access Control (UAC) feature to give full permissions to XAMPP to install itself on your system (look up the steps to perform this procedure on your favorite search engine).
  2. Launch the XAMPP installer (xampp-win32-5.6.30-0-VC11-installer.exe on the Windows platform).
  3. Acknowledge the warning message about User Access Control ( ...

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