Muhammad Harits Syaifulloh

Friday, August 19, 2016

Start and Stop XAMPP in Windows using Command Prompt (CMD)

Start and Stop XAMPP in Windows with Command Prompt (CMD)

What's XAMPP?

XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. XAMPP stands for Cross-Platform (X), Apache (A), MariaDB (M), PHP (P) and Perl (P). It is a simple, lightweight Apache distribution that makes it extremely easy for developers to create a local web server for testing and deployment purposes. Everything needed to set up a web server – server application (Apache), database (MariaDB), and scripting language (PHP) – is included in an extractable file. XAMPP is also cross-platform, which means it works equally well on Linux, Mac and Windows. Since most actual web server deployments use the same components as XAMPP, it makes transitioning from a local test server to a live server extremely easy as well.

At this time I'll show you how to start XAMPP in fast and simple way. That's using Command Prompt or commonly called CMD.

How to start and stop XAMPP in Windows using Command Prompt (CMD)?
1. Open Command Prompt
Press Windows + R key >> type cmd >> press Enter
2. Run this command to start XAMPP
3. Run this command to stop XAMPP
To make sure that XAMPP is already started or stopped just open your browser and go to or localhost and it will redirect to XAMPP homepage like this picture below.

This picture indicate that you are starting XAMPP at the first time
Or like this picture below :

Very easy , right?

Alright, that's all about Start and Stop XAMPP in Windows using Command Prompt (CMD). See you next time in the next tutorial. Thankyou!.

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