In this tutorial we will show you how to install XAMPP on Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, XAMPP is an open source software that provides users with an out-of-the-box server experience. It is a complex, yet very easy-to-use AMPP (Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl) distribution that’s compatible with the Linux, Microsoft Windows and MacOS operating systems.
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 XAMPP on a Debian 9 (Stretch) server.
Install XAMPP on Debian 9 Stretch
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
First, you should visit XAMPP download page and download XAMPP script. At the time writing this tutorial the latest XAMPP version is 7.3.3:
Now make the downloaded file executable by setting permissions to file:
After setting up the permission run the file using the following command:
That should start the XAMPP installation setup. Continue with the installation as you usually do:
Step 4. Start and Verify XAMPP installation.
Stating XAMPP in Debian is very much easy. To start XAMPP form terminal on Debian run following command:
Once the setup is finished, XAMPP should be available for its usage in your Desktop or open your browser and follow this link: http://localhost/
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed XAMPP. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Install Dropbox on Debian 9 Stretch system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official XAMPP website.