How to install WAMP and XAMPP?

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WAMP

It stands for W-Windows, A- Apache, M-MySQL, P-PHP. It is a Web development platform that insists the users manage web apps using PHP, MySQL, and Apache. It uses virtual hosters and provides top-services.

XAMPP

It stands for X-cross platform(Windows, Linux,Mac Os), A-Apache, M-Maria DB or MySQL , P- PHP, P-Perl  is an open-source platform for free.

This platform supports both Windows and LINUX.

How to install WAMP?

Follow the below steps and install WAMP effortlessly.

Step 1

On your web server, go to the official website to download WAMP https://www.wampserver.com/en/

This will redirect you to the WAMP download page

The webserver has two versions. 32-bit and 64-bit. Download the version according to your system configurations.

WAMP -Download

Step 2

Once you click the download option, you will see a pop-up message. It will  show some warnings. Don’t worry about that. Just leave it and click the link “download directly”

Download Wampserver

Step 3

Now the “Select Setup Language box” will appear. Here you have to choose your preferred language. Most of them will choose English only. And then click “OK”

setup language

Step 4

The License Agreement Window will open. Enable the “I accept the agreement” and click “Next”

license agreement

Step 5

Now it will provide information on the basic components that need to be in your computer, for the proper functioning of WAMP Server. Read the information and then click “Next”

Information on installation of Wamp server

Step 6

The “Select Destination Location” window will open. Here select the location to install WAMP on your computer. And click “Next”

Select destination location

Step 7

Now you have to select “Where should Setup place the program’s shortcuts?” Browse and select the location. Then click “Next”

Start menu folder

Step 8

Finally the Ready to Install window will open. “Click Install”

Ready to install wizard

Step 9

Yes, the WAMP server starts installing. The WAMP server is extracting the files to the selected location. Wait until the installation completes.

Installing page

Step 10

Once the installation is complete, you are shown with the information screen. On that screen click “Next”

Information on Wampserver working

Step 11

Click “Finish” to complete the installation process.

completing Wamp

That’s all. Your WAMP installation is completed. 

LINUX and Mac OS users can’t use WAMP as it was designed only for windows . Then no worry, we have XAMPP which is exclusively designed for LINUX and Mac Os. Like WAMP, installing XAMPP is also quite simple. 

Now let us learn about how to install XAMPP?

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How to install XAMPP?

Here are the step by step instructions to install XAMPP. Move through the steps carefully to complete the installation.

Step 1

Download the XAMPP file from the official website https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html

XAMPP-Download

Step 2

On your default Downloads folder you can see the XAMPP file. Double Click on the XAMPP folder.

The “User Account Control Window” will open. Click “Yes” on the User Account Control Window. Now you find the warning ”If you have User Account Control on your computer”. Click “OK” on the warning

Warning for XAMPP download

Step 3

The “Setup XAMPP Wizard page” will open. To proceed the installation, Click “Next”  icon

Setup -XAMPP

Step 4

Now the “setup xampp wizard page” page will be displayed. On this page you have to select the components which you want to install. And leave the others as unselected.

You can find some components in grey colour. These are the components that are mandatory to run the software. And it will install automatically. Then Click the icon “Next”.

Select components-XAMPP download

Step 5

Now the installation folder page will display. Here you have to choose the destination, where your file needs to be installed.

Installation folder-XAMPP

If you activate UAC in your computer, then don’t install your XAMPP on the hard  drive like Local Disk C

Click the folder shaped icon and select the “Make new folder” icon at the left bottom of the page and select the folder where the XAMPP to be installed and click “Ok” to confirm the  destination location.

After selecting the destination folder click “Next”

Step 6

Now you find the page displaying “Bitnami for XAMPP”.

If you want to learn about Bitnami then you can select the checkbox “ Learn more about Bitnami”.

Otherwise unselect the checkbox. Bitnami is used to install the open source applications like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and many more on the installed XAMPP. Then click the “Next” icon.

Bitnami for XAMPP

Step 7

The “Ready to install” window will open. Click “Next

Ready to install

Step 8

Now the XAMPP starts installing. Wait for some more time, until the installation is complete.

Welcome to XAMPP wizard

Steps 9

After installation completes, you will find “Completing the XAMPP setup Wizard”. On that wizard, Select the check box ”Do you want to start the Control Panel now”?. Then Click “Finish”

Completing XAMPP setup wizard

Step 10

Now XAMPP is asking for your preferred language English or German. Select the language and then click “Save”. Mostly we select the English language.

Select language-XAMPP

If all the above steps went correct, then the XAMPP control panel will open smoothly.

Step 11

Click the Start button on Apache and MySQL.When you start the modules, you can see the PID(Process ID) number and the port number that every module is using.

XAMPP- Control Panel

You must see the status turns green on Apache and MySQL.

XAMPP Control Panel

And that’s it. You have successfully installed XAMPP.

Now you can test your web application and programs with any of these local host servers. Without this XAMPP or WAMP, CRM’s like Vtiger CRM, SuiteCRM can’t be installed in the localhost environment. 

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SuiteCRM Installation Guide 

Step by Step Procedure of Vtiger CRM Installation and Basic Configuration 

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