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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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    1. Fenix is a desktop web server for developers. A simple and visual static web server with collaboration features.
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    2. Lando is a free, open source, cross-platform, local development environment and DevOps tool built on Docker container technology and developed by Tandem.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Open Server - a portable server platform and software environment designed specifically for web developers, taking into account their recommendations and suggestions. Open Server is much more functional than complex software like XAMPP or WAMPSERVER.
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      Most users think Open Server is a great alternative to XAMPP.


    3. Abyss Web Server is a compact web server available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems.
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    4. USBWebserver is a bundled package of Apache, MySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin Mini Relay and software that allows a Web server from a USB stick to run.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 8.6, released in September 2013, can be still downloaded from Mediafire.

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      USBWebserver vs XAMPP opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      USB WebServer serves as a partial alternative to XAMPP because it can simulate the Apache and MySQL server. However, the response isn't the best.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    5. Windows+Nginx+MariaDB+PHP
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      Most users think WnMp is a great alternative to XAMPP.
    6. Winginx is a complex of local web server on Windows (Vista and higher) to develop in PHP and Node.js using databases MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, memcached.
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    7. 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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