XAMPP is a powerfull software that helps us to use our computer system as a server. It helps learners to practice web designing and development projects in a computer system. For new learners, xampp appears bit complex. Lets see how to start xampp.
The best part of xampp, it provides an easy interface to launch and stop server in a computer system. By this with out depending upon on command prompt(if you are using windows) or terminal (if you are using mac os x), we can simply know from the interface whether the server is running or has stopped. Lets see launching of xampp individually.
NOTE: To know whether xampp is running or not, open browser and visit url ‘http://localhost/’ then following xampp dashboard will appear.
Click on open.
Once the red light turns into green, and a ip address appears, then click on services link.
Click on start button and wait till the red symbol beside to apache, mysql and proFTPD turns into green.
Then click on enable button. and wait till one of the red symbol turns into green.
And we are ready.
NOTE:To know whether xampp is running or not, open browser and visit url ‘http://localhost:8080/’ then following xampp dashboard will appear.
If you see above dashboard, then you have successfully started xampp in mac os.
To stop xampp in Windows operatin system, open the xampp interface and click stop button for Apache and MySQL. Thats it.
To stop xampp in MAC OS X, open the xampp interface, surf to General menu page and click on Stop. Thats it.