Thursday, 13 October 2011

Installing XAMPP on Linux

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing  Apache web server, MySQL, PHP, Perl, a FTP server and phpMyAdmin. XAMPP is  very easy to install in Linux

Installation steps
1. Download the latest binary of XAMPP from the Apache Friends Web site
2. Copy the zip file (xampp-linux-1.7.4(2).tar.gz)in to a folder
3. Open the terminal within the folder.
4. Login as Root.
    cluster3@cluster3-desktop ~/Public/Lekshmi $ su
4. Untar it to /opt using the following command:

    tar xvzf xampp-linux-1.7.4.tar.gz -C  /opt

5. XAMPP is now installed in /opt/lampp folder.
6. Open the /opt/lampp folder.
7. Open the terminal in the lampp folder and login as root
8. Start the lampp server using the command

     /opt/lampp/lampp start
     cluster3@cluster3-desktop /opt/lampp $ su
     cluster3-desktop lampp # /opt/lampp/lampp start
     Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.4...
     XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
     XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
     XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
     XAMPP for Linux started.
9. XAMPP is now up and running.
10. Open a browser and type locahost in the address bar and hit the enter key.
      You should be redirected into Xampp home page.

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