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 Laragon (Free), Apache HTTP Server (Free, Open Source), MAMP (Freemium) and Devilbox (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It also comes with PHPMyAdmin and SQLite Manager to easily manage your databases.
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      WampServer vs XAMPP opinions
      Most users think WampServer is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      LindsayBinsThompson Wanp server is widely using and easy to use devlopment platform
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Laragon vs XAMPP opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Laragon is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      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

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

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

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    3. 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.
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      Apache HTTP Server vs XAMPP opinions
      Some users think Apache HTTP Server is a great alternative to XAMPP, some don't.
      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 about 2 years ago

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      ezpat XAMPP is a bundle, white Apache HTTP Server is being bundled.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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

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    4. 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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      MAMP vs XAMPP opinions
      Most users think MAMP is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      Simple and complete package, ease of use.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Docker
      The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.
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      Devilbox vs XAMPP opinions
      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
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
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      AMPPS vs XAMPP opinions
      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.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. ??Run a complete PHP and MySQL server!??
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      Most users think Ulti Server is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Fusion
      • FreeBSD
      Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.
    6. 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.
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      UwAmp vs XAMPP opinions
      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!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. 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.
      Most users think The Uniform Server is a great alternative to XAMPP.
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