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How to install XAMPP on Ubuntu 21.04


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.

Download XAMPP

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

The next step is to run the installer and launch the graphical setup wizard with the following command:

$ sudo ./<filename>
$ sudo ./

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.

Uninstalling XAMPP

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.


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