XAMPP is a free stack which contains PHP, Apache web server, MySQL database, and Perl. This framework installs Apache environment for developers easily. Installation of XAMPP Stack in Ubuntu is explained in this article.
Before installing the package, create a directory.
user1@user1:~$ mkdir xampp user1@user1:~$ cd xampp/ user1@user1:~/xampp$
Download the XAMPP package by using the wget command
user1@user1:~/xampp$ wget https://www.apachefriends.org/xampp-files/5.6.20/xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run --2016-07-13 16:26:51-- https://www.apachefriends.org/xampp-files/5.6.20/xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run Resolving www.apachefriends.org (www.apachefriends.org)... 18.104.22.168 Connecting to www.apachefriends.org (www.apachefriends.org)|22.214.171.124|:443... connected. . . xampp-linux-x64-5.6 100%[===================>] 129.19M 692KB/s in 4m 4s 2016-07-13 16:30:57 (543 KB/s) - ‘xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run’ saved [135465406/135465406]
Run the following command to make XAMPP execuatable.
user1@user1:~/xampp$ chmod +x xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run
Install XAMPP stack as shown below.
user1@user1:~/xampp$ sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-5.6.20-0-installer.run [sudo] password for user1:
Select the required components and Click Next.
Click Next to proceed further.
XAMPP installation starts now.
Finally, click finish.
XAMPP welcome screen appears.
Click Manage servers to verify the list of currently running services.
Launch the XAMPP dashboard either by clicking on the Go to application from XAMPP Welcome tab.
phpMyAdmin is a graphical management tool for MySQL to create/delete/modify mysql databases through web browser.
Before accessing the phpMyAdmin, edit the httpd-xampp.conf file located in /opt/lampp/etc/extra/
user1@user1:~/xampp$ sudo vim /opt/lampp/etc/extra/httpd-xampp.conf [sudo] password for user1:
Comment the following line
AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit Require local ErrorDocument 403 /error/XAMPP_FORBIDDEN.html.var
Then Add the following line.
AllowOverride AuthConfig Limit # Require local ErrorDocument 403 /error/XAMPP_FORBIDDEN.html.var
Save and quit the file.
Restart XAMPP service.
user1@user1:~/xampp$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp restart
Now access the phpMyAdmin, by triggering the phpMyAdmin Tab on the dashboard.
Then click PHPINFO() on the dashboard.
XAMPP cannot be used in production environment due to security issues. To overcome this the following security issues to be cleared.
Run the following command to overcome the security issues.
user1@user1:~/xampp$ sudo /opt/lampp/lampp security XAMPP: Quick security check... XAMPP: Your XAMPP pages are NOT secured by a password. XAMPP: Do you want to set a password? [yes] XAMPP: Password: XAMPP: Password (again): /opt/lampp/share/xampp/checkapache: line 41: /opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/.htaccess: No such file or directory cp: cannot stat ‘/opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/.htaccess’: No such file or directory cp: cannot stat ‘/opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/.htaccess’: No such file or directory chmod: cannot access ‘/opt/lampp/htdocs/xampp/.htaccess’: No such file or directory chmod: cannot access ‘/opt/lampp/htdocs/webalizer/.htaccess’: No such file or directory chmod: cannot access ‘/opt/lampp/phpmyadmin/.htaccess’: No such file or directory XAMPP: Password protection active. Please use 'xampp' as user name! XAMPP: MySQL is accessable via network. XAMPP: Normaly that's not recommended. Do you want me to turn it off? [yes] XAMPP: Turned off. XAMPP: Stopping MySQL...ok. XAMPP: Starting MySQL...ok. XAMPP: The MySQL/phpMyAdmin user pma has no password set!!! XAMPP: Do you want to set a password? [yes] XAMPP: Password: XAMPP: Password (again): XAMPP: Setting new MySQL pma password. XAMPP: Setting phpMyAdmin's pma password to the new one. XAMPP: MySQL has no root passwort set!!! XAMPP: Do you want to set a password? [yes] XAMPP: Write the password somewhere down to make sure you won't forget it!!! XAMPP: Password: XAMPP: Password (again): XAMPP: Setting new MySQL root password. XAMPP: Change phpMyAdmin's authentication method. XAMPP: The FTP password for user 'daemon' is still set to 'xampp'. XAMPP: Do you want to change the password? [yes] XAMPP: Password: XAMPP: Password (again): XAMPP: Reload ProFTPD...ok. XAMPP: Done.
Open the browser and Click phpMyAdmin in the dashboard.
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