XAMPP Alternatives

    XAMPP is described as 'completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl' and is a well-known app in the Development category. There are more than 50 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 Apache HTTP Server (Free, Open Source), Laragon (Free), MAMP (Freemium) and Devilbox (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • BSD
    • Online
    • Android
    • VirtualBox
    • VMware Workstation
    • VMware Fusion
    • MariaDB
    • Apache HTTP Server
    • Wine
    • FreeBSD
    • PHP
    • Homebrew
    • Docker

    Features

    • Web Server
    • Portable
    • Nginx
    • PhpMyAdmin
    • LAMP
    • Support for MariaDB
    • HTTP server
    • Support for Docker
    • Memcached
    • MongoDB
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Xdebug
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • SQLite
    • IDE
    • Customizable
    • Database Publishing
    • Local server
    • One click installation

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. View 44 alternatives to WampServer
      Most users think WampServer is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WampServer vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      LindsayBinsThompson Wanp server is widely using and easy to use devlopment platform
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      1
    • 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... View 49 alternatives to Apache HTTP Server
      Some users think Apache HTTP Server is a great alternative to XAMPP, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Apache HTTP Server vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      5
      ezpat XAMPP is a bundle, white Apache HTTP Server is being bundled.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
      alexprange You can implement and configure it yourself instead of using a containerized version like XAMPP
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      -2


    • All in one web server. Apache, MySQL (MariaDB), PHP, phpMyAdmin, cmder, Memcached, Redis, composer, XDebug. View 54 alternatives to Laragon
      Almost everyone thinks Laragon is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Laragon vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      2
      upadesh All in one WAMP and WEMP server with extra features.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -1
      Kurre Very easy to use, upgrade and modify depending on your needs
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      -1
    • MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. View 39 alternatives to MAMP
      Most users think MAMP is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      MAMP vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Simple and complete package, ease of use.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      1
      Requires different licenses for different platforms.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      -1
    • The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP. View 24 alternatives to Devilbox
      Almost everyone thinks Devilbox is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      Devilbox vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      The stack is unbelievable. Comes with all the tools (or at least most) for development in one box
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      1


    • AMPPS is an easy to install software stack of Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl, Python and Softaculous auto-installer that can be used on Desktops and office servers. View 39 alternatives to AMPPS
      Most users think AMPPS is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      No screenshots yet
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      AMPPS vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      4
    • Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. View 21 alternatives to Vagrant
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Fusion
      • FreeBSD
    • ??Run a complete PHP and MySQL server!?? View 8 alternatives to Ulti Server
      Most users think Ulti Server is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
    • 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. View 30 alternatives to UwAmp
      Most users think UwAmp is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      UwAmp vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
    • BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. View 38 alternatives to BitNami Application Stacks
      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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      BitNami Application Stacks vs XAMPP
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Bitnami installs "stacks" not Apache, MySQL and PHP. Stacks are a form of Web software.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      5
      It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      2
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