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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      FoxServ is an Apache / mySQL / PHP installer package for Windows and Linux. Unlike NuShpere or PHPTriad, FoxServ features the latest version of all …
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    1. VertrigoServ is a complete free WAMP server allowing PHP development for Windows. It installs Apache 2.4, PHP, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin, both installing and setting up the environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      MoWeS stands for the three letter abbreviation Modular Webserver System and makes it possible, to run a webserver based on Apache, MySQL and PHP from an USB Stick or any other writable media (harddrive, flash cards etc.) without installation under Windows (98 to Vista).

      Discontinued

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Faster local development for Drupal, WordPress, and beyond. Kalabox is the easiest way to develop websites and get them live. Get rid of the drudgery and have more fun! Kalabox is now discontinued. The successor is Lando.

      Discontinued

      SSL certificate expired.

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    2. An integrated server package containing Nginx, MySQL and PHP

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated. Last releases (2012) are still available from the official website.



      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      An installer of Apache, MySQL and PHP for Windows.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Self-Hosted
      MicroApache - A Portable Apache Server for Windows

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.64, can be still downloaded from custodesblog.wordpress.com

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    3. The Windows Webserver was developed for testing PHP and CGI/FCGI programs under Windows, without installing an Apache or IIS environment. The Webserver is easy to install and comes with buildin PHP 8.0.3 FastCGI support, mod_rewrite and SSL/TLS 1.2.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      Zend Server is the #1 professional PHP stack. It is the most complete PHP distribution with a continuously updated set of advanced value-add features designed to optimize productivity, performance, scalability and reliability.
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    4. Pressmatic is a robust local WordPress manager for Mac. All sites are isolated in individual Docker containers.

      Discontinued

      Pressmatic is now Local by Flywheel , it was acquired.

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