XAMPP v8.2.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Dec 2022
  • 674MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 29 Dec 2022
  • Suggested by Hank7

XAMPP is an integrated server package with mail, Web, FTP, and WebDAV. Named for Apache + MariaDB + Filezilla + PHP + Perl (AMPP) plus Mercury and Tomcat, the program includes a open software packages combined to power the various services, including JSP Java, OpenSSL, and more.

Also available for OSX and Linux.


  1. To also add Python:
    1. Download Python's embedded (i.e. portable) version
    2. Extract it in any folder you like
    3. In XAMPP's control panel, click Config=>Apache (httpd.conf)
    4. Add AddHandler cgi-script .py into the end of the file (see this blog post for other info)
    5. Start your PY files with #!..\Python\python.exe (or wherever else you extracted the Python folder)
  2. One useful function of this program is the Wiki on a stick tool that works with XAMPP.
  3. XAMPP has add-on capabilities, currently only a WordPress installation (but previously also a portable MediaWiki).

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the portable Zip or 7z package
  2. Extract (if it's 7z you can use a program from here) into a folder of your choice
  3. Unless you extracted directly to the root drive (e.g. C:\), launch setup_xampp.bat to adjust paths
  4. Launch xampp-control.exe to run the control panel or start the different servers with the corresponding start/stop batch files.
Similar/alternative apps: Uniform Server, Abyss Webserver X1
What's new? See: https://www.apachefriends.org/blog.html

25 comments on XAMPP  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Pax 2019-05-17 03:49

Note: The description should replace Oracle's MySQL with the community-based fork: MariaDB.


olliebean 2018-10-19 14:51

Just for clarification, is the full version portable? Because the only version labelled "portable" at the download link appears to be the lite version, without FTP or Mail.


freakazoid 2012-06-02 20:22

webfork: Because it's their preferred portable build. Not everyone will need the full package. The lite / portable build should be sufficient for people building a website for testing locally and on the go.


webfork 2012-06-02 02:04

freakazoid: is there an advantage to using the portable version? I couldn't find anything on the site explaining it and the default program is natively portable.


freakazoid 2012-06-01 02:08

I would consider switching this entry so we list XAMP Portable instead of the full version:


mike 2011-06-03 16:08

thx for the portable


Simon.T 2011-04-28 08:42

Privoxy version 3.0.12 has a bug when trying to access to http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html or to http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html (CPU goes up to 100%)


alex 2010-09-28 18:08


I am setting up my own server for Windows.

I tried to install Xamp-win32-1.6.6.a without success.
Problem I:
I uninstalled XAMPP 1.6.6.ay mail can not get rid of Mercury or is that version newred MSQL.
I uninstalled because I have suggested that an earlier version of XAMPP will work better.
Does anyone know how I can get rid of those files without damaging my system?

Problem II:
When I was in the process of installation (even when you install an earlier version) I have the following messages:
"Ports 80 or 443 already in use to install Apache 2.2 service failed" i have found the solution from http://frasesparaorkut.us/ but its language not in Engilish
"The port 3306 is already used up my SQL service does not"

I've been told I have to change the mail settings to use for Mercury 85 and not port 80 (since Mercury and Apache use both port 80)
Can anyone tell me how I can do? Where I can tell the program to stop using a port and use another?

I hope someone can help me with these two problems

Radiohead 2010-09-15 08:06

XAMPP is a very useful AMP tool! I started to use it several months ago for http://mp3prostore.net and am totally satisfied with it. Nothing to complain about. Everything runs like clockwork. Use it and you will not be disappointed.

nono 2010-07-22 13:28

the advantage being it can come pre-setup with a load of appsbatterie and doesnt need admin rights.

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