Monday, 9 January 2012

How to install XAMPP in Ubuntu

In this tutorial you can understand how to install XAMPP in Ubuntu. XAMPP is the package which provide you PHP, Apache, MySQL, Sqlite and many more other services. Earlier XAMPP was known as LAMPP so don't get confused, you are on the right way.

As XAMPP comes in compressed package. You have to decompress it and install it. For this you have to use terminal so open terminal [ctrl+alt+T] and type the following commands step by step.

1.   First you have to extract file from their '.tar.gz' file using
      the following command in /opt directory.

           sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz -C /opt

2.   Now XAMPP is installed in /opt/lampp directory so you
      can start it by issuing the following command.

            sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

and you get the following message if the installation done successfully.

Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7...
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)...
XAMPP: Starting MySQL...
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD...
XAMPP for Linux started.

Now you can check the installation of XAMPP by writing http://localhost in any of your browser.

If in case you want to remove XAMPP, first you have to stop all the services which are currently running. For this execute the following command.

      sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stop

And you get the following information.

Stopping XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7...
XAMPP: Stoping Apache with SSL...
XAMPP: Stoping MySQL...
XAMPP: Stoping ProFTPD...
XAMPP stopped.

Now issue the following command to remove/uninstall the complete directory /opt/lampp

        sudo rm -rf /opt/lampp

If you want to see the video of this tutorial for how to do, here is the video of it.


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  2. How I can remove xampp from /opt folder ?

  3. thanks...saved my lots of time