XAMPP Web Development Stack

XAMPP is the best and quickest way to get a complete LAMP stack running on Opensuse. This can be useful for in house web development, or used to help install other application servers. The install is fairly easy, just follow these steps.

1. First remove any conflicting applications, remove apache, lighttpd, mysql, php, you can uninstall it with Smart.

2. Download XAMPP from the Apache Friends website: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html

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3. open a terminal and become su, then extract the download to the /opt directory

tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.2.tar.gz -C /opt

3. to start it up do this still as su:

/opt/lampp/lampp start

4. Open your browser and go to http://localhost

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5. To make XAMPP more secure or find the configuration files look at the Apache Friends website for more details: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html

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