Installing XAMPP on Windows

Drupal is a content management system. To install it you must have a server that support Apache, PHP and MySQL.
Xampp is a software that contains Apache, PHP and MySQL.
you can download latest version of xampp server from “”
Download appropriate version of XAMPP for your computer.

TO installed xampp server follow some step:

  • DO double click on xampp icon
  • select language
  • select directory
  • it will ask you to create desktop icon and start menu icon, select and install it
  • finish your installation by click on finish button.

After installation, a XAMPP icon will appear you on desktop as well as in start menu.
Whenever you are going to work on your website, first start the xampp server.
To run the xampp server :

    • double click on xampp icon
    • select language

xampp control pannel will start :

  • Start Apache
  • Start MySQL

To test- “Is xampp server is successfully installed?”

    • open any browser

type localhost or

xampp screen will appear on screen

  • select language

you will reach at xampp page, it means xampp server is successfully installed on your system.


Dr. Yogendra Pal

Ph.D. (IIT Bombay), M.Tech., B.Tech. (CSE) Dr. Yogendra Pal finished his Ph.D. from Educational Technology department at IIT Bombay. Mr. Pal holds B.Tech. and M.Tech. Degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. His interests include programming, web development, graphic design and educational technology.

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