Xampp

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Introduction

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. It contains: Apache, MySQL, PHP & PEAR, Perl, ProFTPD, phpMyAdmin, OpenSSL, GD, Freetype2, libjpeg, libpng, gdbm, zlib, expat, Sablotron, libxml, Ming, Webalizer, pdf class, ncurses, mod_perl, FreeTDS, gettext, mcrypt, mhash, eAccelerator, SQLite and IMAP C-Client.

How to install

  1. Download the latest version from here.
  2. In the terminal run the following from the folder where the archive was downloaded to:
    sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.tar.gz -C /opt
  3. Use the following commands to control XAMPP:
    sudo /opt/lampp/lampp {start,stop,restart}

NOTE: If you are running 64-bit arch, you must install lib32-glibc and lib32-gcc-libs.

sudo pacman -S lib32-glibc lib32-gcc-libs

Hosting your own files

The web root directory is located at /opt/lampp/htdocs/. Either put your own files there or symlink a folder.

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