How to Install Xampp on Linux Mint Latest Version?

XAMPP is developed to allow developers and programmers to test their work on their PCs without having to access the Internet. Even with minimal information about installing software such as MySQL, PHP, Apache Easily install, configure, and integrate them automatically without any hassle. In fact, XAMPP can run php code on the local system known as localhost to localize your PC so they can test their work before uploading and testing it on the host. And that makes XAMPP one of the most used software for PHP programmers.

Xampp Features:

  • Set up and Launch a local web server on your PC.
  • Install and configure MySQL, PHP, Apache, FileZilla, Mercury, Tomcat and more.
  • Execute Php codes.
  • Install and test CMS Platforms.
  • Xampp is an Open Source software.
  • Xampp is a cross Platform (Windows, mac and Linux) software.
  • Xampp Contains applications like Apache, MySQL, PHP + PEAR, Perl, mod_php, mod_perl, mod_ssl, OpenSSL, phpMyAdmin, Webalizer, Mercury Mail Transport System for Win32 and NetWare Systems v3.32, Ming, FileZilla FTP Server, mcrypt, eAccelerator, SQLite, and WEB-DAV + mod_auth_mysql.

Steps to Install Xampp on Linux Mint

Step 1. Download Xampp for Linux

Visit the official website of Xampp and download the latest version of Xampp for Linux.

Step 2. Allow the Xampp as an executable File

Well, the Linux distribution won’t allow xampp to be install an executable file. You have to make it an executable file in order to install it. To Make it an executable file, right click on the setup of the xampp> properties. Move to the permissions panel, and check the Allow executable file as program.

Allow executing File as program

Step 3. Install the Xampp Server

Double click on the Xampp setup or right click and choose open then start the installation.

You may face the below error while installing Xampp.


Basically, this error says that the installer requires the root privileges to Install the software. In simple words, you have to enable install the software as super user.

To fix the error, right-click on your Desktop and choose open as a root.

Open as Root

Authenticate with the your computer by entering your log in password.

Authenticate with the Linux

Now Right-click on the Xampp Setup and start the installation of the Xampp Server.

On the Welcome screen click next.

Welcome Wizard of the Xampp

Here is the place where you have to choose the Xampp components and click next.

Accept Components

Xampp will install itself on the opt/lammp directory, if you want, you can change it easily.

Choose directory to Install Xampp

Now, Xampp provides some information about the Bitname and about it’s usage for xampp. Click next and move to the next.

Info about Bitname Setup

Now you are ready to install the Xampp on your computer.

Ready to Install

Wait until the installation should be complete.

Xampp Installation Progress

And now finally Xampp is installed on your computer.

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Xampp is installed

Step 4. Launch the Servers

After the installation is done, you have to start the server for local testing. To do that, click finish and the Xampp server will launch. Once the Xampp Control Panel is launched> go to the Manage Servers panel and choose Start All.

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Start the Xampp Servers

Step 5. Access Localhost

To access localhost, open your favorite browser and search their for localhost/dashboard. Once it is opened, you are on your own to do whatever you want. Access the Php, Phpmyadmin and more.

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Xampp Server Dashboard on Linux

Step 6. Open Xampp Control panel using Terminal

For the first time, the Xampp Control Panel was launched using the installation software. But once it is closed you won’t find the Xampp Control Panel, that’s where terminal comes in the place.

To start the Xampp Server using the Terminal, type the below command in the Terminal.

sudo /opt/lampp/xampp start

To stop the xampp Servers, type the below commands in the Terminal.

sudo /opt/lampp/xampp stop

To open the Xampp Control Panel, type the below commands.

cd /opt/lampp
sudo ./


sudo ./


That’s all with How to Install Xmapp on Linux Mint 19.3. You may have to check the following posts related to Linux.

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