XAMPP is the most popular PHP development environment. XAMPP is a completely free, open-source and easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP, and Perl.
Download appropriate stable XAMPP version from their download page. Choose the download based on the type of OS (32 or 64bit and OS version) and the PHP version it has to support.
Current latest being XAMPP for Windows 7.0.8 / PHP 7.0.8.
Or you can follow this:
XAMPP for Windows exists in three different flavors:
.exe formatthe easiest way to install XAMPP)
C:\xamppbelow the selected target directory.
setup_xampp.bat, to adjust the XAMPP configuration to your system.
Note: If you choose a root directory
C:\as target, you must not start
Use the "XAMPP Control Panel" for additional tasks, like starting/stopping Apache, MySQL, FileZilla and Mercury or installing these as services.
The installation is a straight forward process and once the installation is complete you may add html/php files to be hosted on the server in
XAMPP-root/htdocs/. Then start the server and open
http://localhost/file.php on a browser to view the page.
Note: Default XAMPP root in Windows is
Type in one of the following URLs in your favourite web browser:
Now you should see the XAMPP start page.