If you are a developer or student learning web development, you’re likely to come across XAMPP. XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package that notably simplifies the process of developing and testing out your web applications.
In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps on how to install XAMPP on your Mac. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Download XAMPP
Firstly, head over to the official XAMPP website to download the XAMPP installer for MacOS.
Step 2: Run the Installer
Once you’ve downloaded the installer, locate it in your downloads folder and double-click the file to run the installer. You will be guided through the installation process via a series of prompts.
Step 3: Select Components
You’ll then be asked to select the components you want to install. For most users, the default selection (Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl) is ideal. Click on ‘Next’ to continue.
Step 4: Install
Upon clicking ‘Next’, the installation process will begin. This may take a few minutes, so sit back and relax while XAMPP is installed on your machine.
Step 5: Launch XAMPP
Finally, once the installation is complete, you can launch XAMPP through the Applications folder. You should see a control panel where you can start and stop the Apache and MySQL services.
To check if everything is working correctly, start the Apache server by clicking ‘Start’ next to ‘Apache’ in the control panel. Then, open your web browser and type http://localhost in the address bar. If you see the XAMPP dashboard, congratulations, you’ve successfully installed XAMPP on your Mac!
We hope this guide has helped you install XAMPP on your Mac successfully. With XAMPP installed, you’re now set to start developing and testing your web applications locally. In case you run into any issues during installation, feel free to reach out in the comments section below.