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XAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MariaDB (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P).  While there are a number of tools for PHP developers to use in developing Web applications or projects, this particular one is the most preferred. This is basically a local server that works on your desktop or even your laptop. 

Once installed on your computer, you can test your website or clients on it before uploading it to a remote computer or server. It also makes it possible for you to test MYSQL, PHP, Apache and Perl projects on your computer.

Why should you use XAMPP?

XAMPP is cross platform. What this means is that it is available for use on multiple operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and MacOS. If you need to edit web pages that do not have a tool to enable online editing, you can edit the file locally using XAMPP then transfer the files using File Transfer Protocol. Most importantly, you can test your projects privately before launching, instead of launching faulty projects and incurring additional costs in correcting them.

XAMPP is hailed to be a very powerful package. This is because of each one of its four components. Apache is very versatile, so much so that it can easily support ten thousand connections at once. It also has automatic recovery. MariaDB is faster than other database management and has a wide functionality range. 

It also uses PHP as the programming language. PHP is easy to integrate into HTML code and has better consistency of function than any other programming language out there. Pearl is versatile, enabling it create applications for the web, as well as perform data analysis on large data sets.

Key XAMPP Features:

  • Most important, it is cross-platform. Use can use it on different Operating systems;
  • You get regular updates upon new Apache, MariaDB, PHP and Pearl releases;
  • It comes with a number of modules such as Openssl, phpMyAdmin, MediaWiki, Joomla and Wordpress;
  • It can come in either a full or standard version, depending on your needs;
  • One computer can host multiple instances of XAMPP. You can also transfer one to another computer.


User rating for this tool is high because of its versatility as a web server solution package. With some patience and time input in understanding its functions, you will be able to get a lot of value out of it.

What's new in 7.3.10-0 version?

  • Increase PHP memory_limit...


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  • Last Updated: 2019-10-10
  • Developer: Apache Friends
  • Version: 7.3.10-0
  • File size: 146.12 MB
  • Downloads: 1,595
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: xampp-windows-x64-7.3.10-0-VC15-installer.exe
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