What is XAMPP?
Originally, in order to build a local development environment on my PC and operate WordPress site, it is necessary to set up Web server software (Apache), PHP, and MySQL on the computer.
PHP is a programming language and MySQL is database management software. Both are required to run WordPress.
To install this separately, you have to manipulate the command prompt (Terminal on Mac) and hit the code.
This is not only very difficult for beginners, it also causes the performance on the PC to rise by hitting the wrong command.
Using XAMPP makes it easy to build a WordPress web site locally, so it is very popular as a means of building a local development environment.
It can be used on Windows, Mac, and Linux based computers.
Here, we will install using Windows. Screen display may differ slightly from Mac, but the process is same.
First, download XAMPP. our official site is here.
Let’s start up the setup screen. Since the first screen is just a start screen, click “Next”.
Language settings are required. This is the language setting of the installation guide.
Next, the selection screen of the component to be installed appears. There is no problem remaining as default.
The installation directory will be asked on the screen. Specify the installation location arbitrarily, or if it is good by default, and just complete the installation.
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When installation is completed, press “Finish” while checking “Do you want to start the Control Panel now?”, The control panel will start up.
When the control panel opens, let’s click on Apache and MySQL. If both are orbit it is complete.
Let’s introduce WordPress site using bitnami
Now you have an environment to run Apache and MySQL on your PC.
Next will be the introduction of WordPress. Until a while ago, I downloaded it directly from WordPress.org and had to do various things, but now bitnami provides modules, so I will use this time now.
Select WordPress from bitnami’s Add-on page. Then the details screen appears and you can download WordPress installation package.
When you start the package, the language selection screen appears.
As the Welcome dashboard appears, click “Next”
Select the installation folder.
you will be asked about e-mail support, but since it is basically unnecessary. If you not need, just click “Next” without checking.
Set the necessary information for login.
Decide the name of the blog and click “Next”
This is a service introduction for those who want to migrate this local development environment directly to the cloud environment. In this case, uncheck and click “Next”.
Installation will begin.
Although it may differ depending on the installation directory difference etc, basically it should be accessible with “http://127.0.0.1/wordpress”.
Many people make all changes in the production environment directly, but there are cases where it can be irrevocable when the site is broken.
So let’s verify the habit of doing it in the local development environment.