XAMPP Control Panel v3.0.12: How to Download and Install
XAMPP is a popular software package that allows you to easily install and run a web server with Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl on your computer. Whether you are a web developer, a student, or a hobbyist, XAMPP can help you create and test your web applications locally.
One of the features of XAMPP is the XAMPP Control Panel, which is a graphical user interface that lets you start and stop the different components of the web server, such as Apache, MySQL, FileZilla, Mercury, and Tomcat. You can also access various tools and settings from the control panel, such as phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, phpinfo, and configuration files.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install XAMPP Control Panel v3.0.12 on your Windows computer. This version of the control panel is compatible with XAMPP for Windows 8.0.28, 8.1.17 & 8.2.4, which include PHP 8.0.28, PHP 8.1.17 & PHP 8.2.4 respectively.
Step 1: Download XAMPP
The first step is to download XAMPP from the official website[^1^]. You can choose the version that matches your PHP version and your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit). For example, if you want to use PHP 8.0.28 on a 64-bit Windows system, you can download XAMPP for Windows 8.0.28 / PHP 8.0.28 (64 bit) from the link provided on the website.
The download file is a self-extracting executable file with a .exe extension. The file size is about 144 MB for PHP 8.0.28, 148 MB for PHP 8.1.17, and 149 MB for PHP 8.2.4.
Step 2: Install XAMPP
After downloading XAMPP, you can run the executable file to start the installation process. You may see a warning message from User Account Control (UAC) asking for permission to run the file. Click Yes to continue.
The installation wizard will guide you through the steps to install XAMPP on your computer. You can choose the location where you want to install XAMPP (the default is C:\\xampp), and select which components you want to install (the default is all components). You can also choose whether to install Bitnami for XAMPP, which is an optional module that allows you to install various open source applications on your web server.
The installation process may take several minutes depending on your system and the components you selected. When the installation is complete, you will see a message saying that XAMPP has been installed successfully.
Step 3: Launch XAMPP Control Panel
To launch XAMPP Control Panel v3.0.12, you can either click on the Finish button on the installation wizard, or go to the Start menu and look for XAMPP Control Panel under the XAMPP folder.
You will see a window with several buttons and tabs for each component of the web server. You can click on the Start button next to each component to start it, or click on the Stop button to stop it.
You can also click on the Admin button to open the administration page for each component in your web browser, such as phpMyAdmin for MySQL or Webalizer for Apache.
You can also access various tools and settings from the control panel by clicking on the Config button or the Shell button at the top right corner of the window.
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install XAMPP Control Panel v3.0.12 on your Windows computer. This version of the control panel is compatible with XAMPP for Windows 8.0.28, 8.1.17 & 8.2.4, which include PHP 8.0.28, PHP 8.1.17 & PHP 8.2.4 respectively.