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).

    This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021

    1. Denwer is a collection of often-used web-servers for web-programmers. It is used to debug web-sites under Win32. Denwer includes: friendly installer; Apache; PHP; MySQL; Perl; virtual host management system; phpMyAdmin; sendmail stub; start/stop manager.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated and the website is full of spam articles. Last version, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • MariaDB
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Homebrew
      Clamp is a Command Line Apache MySQL PHP for Mac OS X made for local development. It aims at being ultra simple to use and configure. Uses system's Apache and PHP, and MariaDB using homebrew. System-wide configuration remains unchanged.
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    2. WPN-XM - is a free and open-source web server solution stack for professional PHP development on the Windows platform.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ddev is an open source tool that makes it simple to get local PHP development environments up and running in minutes. It's powerful and flexible as a result of its per-project environment configurations, which can be extended, version controlled, and shared.
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    3. With SecureWAMP you can set up a complete and safe WAMP-System in a few minutes, which you can administrate completely via a GUI.


    4. Nginx MariaDB Redis Php development stack for Windows, with Composer, Adminer, LetsEncrypt certificates, WinSCP, multiple PHP versions, projects and virtual servers.
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      WinNMP vs XAMPP opinions
      Most users think WinNMP is a great alternative to XAMPP.
      Faster and lighter than XAMPP since it is based on Nginx
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    5. Neard is a portable WAMP software stack for the Microsoft Windows operating system involving Apache HTTP Server, OpenSSL for SSL support, PHP programming language, MySQL database, MariaDB database, MongoDB NoSQL database, PostgreSQL database, Memcached distributed memory object...
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    6. Winpweb is a free portable Windows web development stack. It contains Nginx, MariaDB and PHP (with composer).
    7. It's a portable server manager that you can go anywhere, anytime, in any computer and run your webapp. Quick and easy to configure, a really useful application for your portable apps kit.
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    8. Wnmp is a client which launches Nginx, MariaDB & PHP on Windows Vista - Windows 8.1. Features SIMPLE DESIGN Wnmp has a simple but powerful graphical user interface. Making managing Nginx, MariaDB, and PHP easier than ever.
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