Alternatives to XAMPP for all platforms with any license

  • Apache HTTP Server

    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...

    • 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 Guest • Sep 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can implement and configure it yourself instead of using a containerized version like XAMPP alexprangeApr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • MAMP

    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...

    • Simple and complete package, ease of use. Guest • Jan 2017 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Requires different licenses for different platforms. Guest • Dec 2016 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Devilbox

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

    • The stack is unbelievable. Comes with all the tools (or at least most) for development in one box Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Docker

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    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.

    • 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. tedcurranOct 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ulti Server

    ??Run a complete PHP and MySQL server!?? Now you can run a DyDNS, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, SSH, PHP, MySQL and/or Remote Control server on your Android phone/tablet! The...

    Free Android

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  • BitNami Application Stacks

    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...

    • Bitnami installs "stacks" not Apache, MySQL and PHP. Stacks are a form of Web software. Guest • Apr 2015 • 10 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app. Guest • Apr 2015 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • Laragon

    All in one web server. Apache, MySQL (MariaDB), PHP, phpMyAdmin, cmder, Memcached, Redis, composer, XDebug.

    • 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. Guest • Feb 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All in one WAMP and WEMP server with extra features. upadeshMay 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy to use, upgrade and modify depending on your needs KurreJan 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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  • UwAmp

    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...

    • 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! mgmasonFeb 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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XAMPP Comments

Comment by Furgelnod
about XAMPP · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

XAMPP is great tool to develop and test your website (particularly if it uses php, and mysql databases) offline before putting it on a live server. You could also use XAMPP as an easy method of setting up a live server, however I can only speculate because I use it for testing only.


Comment by micbusin
about XAMPP · Dec 2019 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

It's a nightmare to find a php 5.6 version.


Cannot seem to find x64 version for windows

Comment by torstein1989
about XAMPP · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

I'm not sure, but I cannot seem to find the 64-bit version for XAMPP on there site.


Comment by UncleNinja
about XAMPP · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -5 Helpful Report as spam

I don't get the point of this. I've had no trouble with Apache.


For people without a lot of sysadmin experience, and for folks who want to keep the dev environment somewhat discreet from the rest of their system, turnkey *AMP stacks like XAMPP are a nice, simple option.

That post is over 2 years old. Thanks anyway though.

the age of posts do not matter, informational archiving does. Notice how it is now 2017, and your post is STILL just as self-serving and lacks communication to come to a proper resolve other than you Trolling.

Perhaps you should step back and breath, because you're 0 for 2 on developer logic. .. no matter the year oh mighty one that doesn't think anyone else uses the internet. ;)

To explain to you: If a subject is still relevant ..then the posts and replies about the subject are still relevant.
Example: how about things from 2002 ? SHould those viable and helpful posts be removed because you have learned it in 2006 ?
...maybe just stop posting when you're in a bad mood... unless you live in a bad mood, then just don't post. .. or join the common-denom nutbars on FB.

I'm 21 now and I posted the OP when I was 14. I was a kid and I was wrong, settle down

No php 7

Comment by declanmarks
about XAMPP · Jul 2016 · Helpful Not helpful -7 Helpful Report as spam

Doesn't offer PHP7


This comment is out of date, PHP7 is available.