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XAMPP Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to XAMPP for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Apache HTTP Server, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to XAMPP and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to XAMPP are Devilbox, AMPPS, Vagrant and Local by Flywheel.

XAMPP alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be Virtualization Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XAMPP.
This page was last updated Jul 2, 2021
XAMPP
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • PortableApps.com

XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

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  1. Apache HTTP Server

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    Apache HTTP Server vs XAMPP opinions
    Some users think Apache HTTP Server is a great alternative to XAMPP, some don't.
    ezpat

    XAMPP is a bundle, white Apache HTTP Server is being bundled.

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    alexprange

    You can implement and configure it yourself instead of using a containerized version like XAMPP

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    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

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  2. Devilbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Docker

    The devilbox is a highly-configurable, Docker based alternative to XAMPP.

    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

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  3. AMPPS

    • 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.

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  4. Vagrant

    • 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.

  5. Local by Flywheel

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Stop debugging local environments and spend more time launching WordPress sites.



  6. BitNami Application Stacks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

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    It's an application with AMP, but specifically installed for fast local development on this app.

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  7. Lando

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.

  8. Abyss Webserver

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.

  9. ddev

    • 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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  10. FoxServ

    • 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 …

    Discontinued

    Last update on 2003

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