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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 25 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, Devilbox, MAMP and AMPPS.

XAMPP alternatives are mainly Web Servers but may also be Server Management Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of XAMPP.
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XAMPP is a completely free, easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.

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  1. WampServer icon

    WampServer

    42 alternatives to WampServer 

    WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. Alongside, PhpMyAdmin allows you to manage easily your databases.

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    Most users think WampServer is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    LindsayBinsThompson

    Wanp server is widely using and easy to use devlopment platform

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  2. Laragon icon

    Laragon

    55 alternatives to Laragon 

    A lightweight, fast and convenient modern LAMP Server with Redis and Memcached, extremely high performance. Laragon'll turn your computer into a powerful server in a minute so you can host Wordpress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and Prestashop quickly and effortlessly.

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    1.  PortableLaragon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Home page with menu deployed
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    Laragon vs XAMPP opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Laragon is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    upadesh

    All in one WAMP and WEMP server with extra features.

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    Kurre

    Very easy to use, upgrade and modify depending on your needs

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    Guest

    I've been using XAMPP since forever, but it always has the same irritating configuration issues from time to time, so I tried many of the alternatives in this list, and Laragon won the contest. I especially like the auto config.

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    rahmansurya

    Powerful & Easy Operation

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  3. Devilbox icon

    Devilbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Docker
    25 alternatives to Devilbox 

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

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    Almost everyone thinks Devilbox is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    Guest

    The stack is unbelievable. Comes with all the tools (or at least most) for development in one box

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  4. MAMP icon

    MAMP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    39 alternatives to MAMP 

    MAMP installs a local server environment in a matter of seconds on your computer. It comes free of charge, and is easily installed. MAMP will not compromise any existing Apache installation already running on your system.

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    Most users think MAMP is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    Guest

    Simple and complete package, ease of use.

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    Guest

    Requires different licenses for different platforms.

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    AMPPS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    40 alternatives to AMPPS 

    AMPPS is a WAMP and MAMP stack from Softaculous with Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, latest versions of PHP and Softaculous auto-installer on desktops and office servers.

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    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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    UwAmp

    36 alternatives to UwAmp 

    UwAmp is a Wamp Server with Apache MySQL PHP and SQLite, and it comes with an very smart interface that offers various information, configuration and commands for the server. It can handle multiple php versions and monitor cpu usage. Also it is able to run in U3 mode.

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    1.  PortableUwAmp can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    The development seems stopped since the last version (3.1.0 / 2016).

    UI interface manager for UwAmp
    Virtual Host configuration
    Configuration enable/disable addon PHP, Apache or MySQL
    UwAmp vs XAMPP opinions
    Most users think UwAmp is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    mgmason

    UwAmp is small, light & portable, yet it can run any project you're working on from your desktop or USB drive, anywhere you are. Use a different UwAmp for each project, WordPress, Bootstrap, etc. When done, just delete, no reg mess!

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    The Uniform Server

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    29 alternatives to The Uniform Server 

    The Uniform Server is a WAMP package that allows you to run a server on any MS Windows OS based computer. It is small and mobile to download or move around and can also be used or setup as a production/live server.

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    1.  PortableThe Uniform Server can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think The Uniform Server is a great alternative to XAMPP.
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    EasyPHP

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    34 alternatives to EasyPHP 

    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.
  9. BitNami Application Stacks icon

    BitNami Application Stacks

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    44 alternatives to BitNami Application Stacks 

    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.

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    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.
    Guest

    Bitnami installs "stacks" not Apache, MySQL and PHP.

    Stacks are a form of Web software.

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    Guest

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

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  10. Local by Flywheel icon

    Local by Flywheel

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Local by Flywheel 

    Provides a simple, local development environment with a friendly GUI. Uses Docker under the hood, similar to Vagrant but less tech experience needed.

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