This is the portable edition of XAMPP, an open-source web server solution package that comprises Apache HTTP Server, MySQL, PHP and Perl - powerful utilities that assist users in building and managing websites.
Since installation is not a requirement, you can simply drop the program files anywhere on the hard disk and click the XAMPP Control Panel executable to run.
As an alternative, you can move Portable XAMPP to a USB flash disk, external hard drive or similar device, in order to run it on any workstation without prior installers.
An important aspect to take into account is that the Windows registry does not receive new keys, and leftovers do not remain on the HDD after removing the utility.
At initialization, Portable XAMPP creates an icon in the system tray area, where it is minimized on exit. You can start any of the services that come bundled with the app, namely Apache, MySQL, FileZilla, Mercury and Tomcat.
It is possible to configure the control panel when it comes to used editor and web browser, module autostart, Tomcat output window, service and port settings, log options, user-defined files and UI language.
Furthermore, you can acquire network statistics on new, old and active sockets, view program files in Explorer, as well as access the Windows built-in "Services" module.
The web service solution package is light on the system resources, using low CPU and RAM. It has a good response time and doesn't cause the OS to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs.
This cross-platform program is updated on a regular basis, ensuring users with the latest version of the supported modules. Portable XAMPP is a must-have suite for any web developer's utility belt, and comes in handy whenever you want to bypass the installer.
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