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XAMPP Alternatives

XAMPP is described as 'completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl' and is a leading Web Server in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to XAMPP for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Self-Hosted solutions and BSD. The best alternative is WampServer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like XAMPP are Laragon, Apache HTTP Server, Devilbox and MAMP.

XAMPP alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be Server Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XAMPP.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
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XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

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  1. WampServer icon

    WampServer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.

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    Most users think WampServer is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    LindsayBinsThompson

    Wanp server is widely using and easy to use devlopment platform

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    Laragon

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightweight, fast and convenient modern LAMP Server with Redis and Memcached, extremely high performance. Laragon'll turn your computer into a powerful server in a minute so you can host Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and Prestashop quickly and effortlessly.

    ⚫︎ PortableLaragon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Almost everyone thinks Laragon is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    upadesh

    All in one WAMP and WEMP server with extra features.

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    Kurre

    Very easy to use, upgrade and modify depending on your needs

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    I've been using XAMPP since forever, but it always has the same irritating configuration issues from time to time, so I tried many of the alternatives in this list, and Laragon won the contest. I especially like the auto config.

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  3. Apache HTTP Server icon

    Apache HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Apache, is a web server notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web and in 2009 became the first web server to surpass the 100 million web site milestone.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableApache HTTP Server is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Some users think Apache HTTP Server is a great alternative to XAMPP, some don't.
    ezpat

    XAMPP is a bundle, white Apache HTTP Server is being bundled.

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    alexprange

    You can implement and configure it yourself instead of using a containerized version like XAMPP

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    Xampp contains apache, it's a bundle of software and apache is one of them. Other software like xampp do pretty much the same thing, bundle for specific software

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  4. Devilbox icon

    Devilbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Docker

    The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.

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    Almost everyone thinks Devilbox is a great alternative to XAMPP.

    The stack is unbelievable. Comes with all the tools (or at least most) for development in one box

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  5. MAMP icon

    MAMP

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system.

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    Most users think MAMP is a great alternative to XAMPP.

    Simple and complete package, ease of use.

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    Requires different licenses for different platforms.

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    AMPPS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    AMPPS is a WAMP and MAMP stack from Softaculous with Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, latest versions of PHP and Softaculous auto-installer on desktops and office servers.

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    Most users think AMPPS is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    tedcurran

    I love the user-friendly tools AMPPS gives you to install and configure a variety of open source tools on your desktop. Simple "wizards" walk you through the process of setting up Wordpress and others, while suggesting free themes to install. Very smooth.

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  7. UwAmp icon

    UwAmp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    UwAmp is a Wamp Server with Apache MySQL PHP and SQLite, and it comes with an very smart interface that offers various information, configuration and commands for the server. It can handle multiple php versions and monitor cpu usage. Also it is able to run in U3 mode.

    ⚫︎ PortableUwAmp can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The development seems stopped since the last version (3.1.0 / 2016).

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    Most users think UwAmp is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    mgmason

    UwAmp is small, light & portable, yet it can run any project you're working on from your desktop or USB drive, anywhere you are. Use a different UwAmp for each project, WordPress, Bootstrap, etc. When done, just delete, no reg mess!

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    The Uniform Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The Uniform Server is a WAMP package that allows you to run a server on any MS Windows OS based computer. It is small and mobile to download or move around and can also be used or setup as a production/live server.

    ⚫︎ PortableThe Uniform Server can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think The Uniform Server is a great alternative to XAMPP.
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    EasyPHP

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows

    Setup at a glance a pre-configured Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP environment on your system or on a USB key and develop or present locally your projects.

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    Most users think EasyPHP is a great alternative to XAMPP.
  10. BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.

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    This alternative is disputed. BitNami Application Stacks is still a legitimate alternative to XAMPP, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Bitnami installs "stacks" not Apache, MySQL and PHP.

    Stacks are a form of Web software.

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    It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app.

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