XAMPP Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to XAMPP for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative 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 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to 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. 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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    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      The project is no longer updated.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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      • 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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    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 8.0.8 FastCGI support, mod_rewrite and SSL/TLS 1.2.
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      • 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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    4. A *AMP stack specifically tailored for Drupal. Affords the ability to create new sites with a few clicks, and can streamline maintenance of Drupal development environments.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Server bundle of : Apache2 , MySQL , PostgreSQL , OpenSSL , Xmail , SlimFTPd Software developing triad of : PHP , Perl and Python + Apache2TriadCP , PHPmyadmin , PHPPgAdmin , AWStats , UebiMiau , PHPXMail , PHPSFTPd.

      Discontinued

      A popup on http://apache2triad.net says: "Since 2006 Apache2Triad is no longer being developed." Anyway it can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    5. Goals Run your Python web application locally Test some issues of web development and deploy tasks with production web server - on your desktop.
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