XAMPP is a cross-platform used as a local host, providing them a suitable environment for developers to test web applications before transferring data to remote servers.
XAMPP is an open-source Apache distribution of a PHP development environment. It consists of the cross-platform software Apache, Maria DB, PHP, and Perl.
- Start by downloading XAMPP from the official Web Page. (https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html).
- Navigate to XAMPP for Linux as shown in the figure:
XAMPP Installation on Ubuntu
So Open up the terminal and navigate to (Downloads).
Replace <filename> with the name of the xampp file that you downloaded in all commands below.
Use the chmod command to make them executable with the following command:
$ chmod a+x <filename>
$ chmod a+x xampp-linux-x64-8.0.8-0-installer.run
The next step is to run the installer and launch the graphical setup wizard with the following command:
$ sudo ./<filename>
$ sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-8.0.8-0-installer.run
The XAMPP Setup Wizard opens in a new window on top of the terminal that will appear as in the following image:
Click next to start installation:
This will launch the installation process and a dialogue box showing the progress will appear on your screen.
After installation verify XAMPP is Running
Make sure you have successfully installed the XAMPP stack, and everything is running smoothly.
Verify localhost is working by entering the following URL in a browser:
If the XAMPP dashboard page displays as in the image below, you have successfully installed the stack.
How to verify XAMPP installation.
By default, XAMPP us install under /opt/lampp/ directory.
After the installation is completed, start the XAMPP by typing the following command:
$ sudo -i $ /opt/lampp/lampp start
So Now visit http://locahost/ for XAMPP output.
To visit PHPMyAdmin follow http://locahost/phpmyadmin/ link.
To uninstall the XAMPP navigate to the /opt/lampp directory, as shown in the figure.
$ cd /opt/lampp
Now type the following command to uninstall it.
$ sudo ./uninstall
Now it will prompt you to confirm Uninstalling XAMPP. Just enter YES.
After successfully uninstall the XAMPP remove the directory by typing the following command:
$ sudo rm –f /opt/lamp
So We learned how to Install and uninstall XAMPP on Ubuntu 21.04. I hope this tutorial will help to set up XAMPP on Ubuntu 21.04.