How To Install XAMPP on AlmaLinux 8

Install XAMPP on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install XAMPP on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, XAMPP is a free and open-source web server package developed by Apache Friends. The XAMPP software package comprises the Apache web server, MariaDB database server, PHP, and Perl. And it is basically a localhost or a local server. This local server works on your own desktop or laptop computer. You can just install this software on your laptop or desktop and test the clients or your website before uploading it to the remote web server or computer.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the XAMPP server on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install XAMPP on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf install libnsl

Step 2. Installing XAMPP on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we run the following command to download installer XAMPP from the official website:

### For PHP 7.3.28 #####

### For PHP 7.4.19 ###

### For PHP 8.0.6 ###

You need to give it execute permissions first, before running it in order to install XAMMP:

chmod +x xampp-linux-x64-*

Finally, run the XAMP installer:

sudo ./xampp-linux-*

The setup wizard will be Text-based, just follow or see the below screenshot to get an idea:

Install XAMPP on AlmaLinux 8

Step 3. Start XAMPP Server.

Once done setup installation wizard, now start the XAMPP server, you have to use the command:

sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

Step 4. Access Web Server interface.

By default, the Apache webserver is the only component that is active. To access the phpMyAdmin page, browse the URL shown:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed XAMPP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the XAMPP server on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official XAMPP website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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