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We have 1 review for XAMPP. The average overall ratings is 4.0 / 5 stars.
Overall Opinion: What do you do if you are developing a web application that will eventually run on a Linux web server but you do not have a Linux web server at your disposal? You install XAMPP, which runs a standard Linux web server on just about any computer system. XAMPP in effect simulates a production web server, and it has pretty much everything you need: Apache, MariaDB and common server interpreters. It is also ridiculously easy to get install and get running. Even someone who has limited Linux and networking experience will find the process easy. It also completely free to use, making it an easy choice for those developing web applications on a budget. There are very few negative aspects to using XAMPP. Though some may find it bloated, as it installs more than just a pure AMPP stack, but also auxiliary applications such as mail and FTP servers. It also no longer supports MySQL, in order to reflect a growing trend among Linux distributions. Instead, it installs the MariaDB relational database system. So, if you want to use MySQL instead of MariaDB, you will have to install it separately.
Pros: Is completely free to use Is very easy to install and use Has cross-platform support Has everything you need to simulate an actual production Linux web server
Cons: Is a little bloated, installing applications that most web developers do not really need No longer includes MySQL, but instead installs MariaDB
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