Open Source XAMPP Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to XAMPP is WampServer, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to XAMPP and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to XAMPP are Apache HTTP Server (Free, Open Source), Devilbox (Free, Open Source), Vagrant (Free, Open Source) and BitNami Application Stacks (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. 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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      • 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 over 1 year ago

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      • 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.
    3. 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.
      BitNami Application Stacks vs XAMPP opinions
      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.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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

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      • FreeOpen 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.
    4. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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    5. Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
    6. Windows+Nginx+MariaDB+PHP
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      Most users think WnMp is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    7. With SecureWAMP you can set up a complete and safe WAMP-System in a few minutes, which you can administrate completely via a GUI.
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