XAMPP is a cross-platform used as a local host, providing them a suitable environment for developers to test web applications before transferring data to remote servers.
XAMPP is an open-source Apache distribution of a PHP development environment. It consists of the cross-platform software Apache, Maria DB, PHP, and Perl. XAMPP package is not available on the CentOS8 repository, so we have to download it from the XAMPP official site.
- Start by downloading XAMPP from the official Web Page. (https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html).
- Navigate to XAMPP for Linux as shown in the figure:
XAMPP Installation on CentOS
Open up the terminal and navigate to the folder where your file has been downloaded (Downloads).
Replace <filename> with the name of the xampp file that you downloaded in all commands below.
Use the chmod command to make them executable with the following command:
chmod a+x <filename>
The next step is to run the installer and launch the graphical setup wizard with the following command:
By default, XAMPP us install under /opt/lampp/ directory.
After the installation is completed, start the XAMPP by typing the following command:
# sudo /opt/lamp/lamp start
Now visit http://locahost/ for XAMPP output.
To visit PHPMyAdmin follow http://locahost/phpmyadmin/ link.
To uninstall the XAMPP navigate to the /opt/lampp directory, as shown in the figure.
Now type the following command to uninstall it.
# sudo ./uninstall
Now it will prompt you to confirm Uninstalling XAMPP. Just enter YES.
After successfully uninstall the XAMPP remove the directory by typing the following command:
# sudo rm –f /opt/lamp
In this tutorial, we learned how to Install and uninstall XAMPP on CentOS8. I hope this tutorial will help to set up XAMPP on CentOS8.