Now you should be having xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz in your downloaded location
Go to a Linux shell and login as root:
Perform these commands as root user
$ su -p
Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt
#tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.3a.tar.gz -C /opt
XAMPP is now installed below the /opt/lampp directory.
Start XAMPP Server
To start XAMPP simply call this command:
Starting XAMPP for 1.7.3a…
XAMPP: Starting Apache with SSL (and PHP5)…
XAMPP: Starting MySQL…
XAMPP: Starting ProFTPD…
XAMPP for Linux started.
Test Your XAMPP Installation
OK, that was easy but how can you check that everything really works? Just type in the following URL at your favourite web browser:
XAMPP Security Configuration
As mentioned before, XAMPP is not meant for production use but only for developers in a development environment. The way XAMPP is configured is to be open as possible and allowing the developer anything he/she wants. For development environments this is great but in a production environment it could be fatal.
Here a list of missing security in XAMPP:
The MySQL administrator (root) has no password.
The MySQL daemon is accessible via network.
ProFTPD uses the password “lampp” for user “nobody”.
PhpMyAdmin is accessible via network.
Examples are accessible via network.
MySQL and Apache running under the same user (nobody).
To fix most of the security weaknesses simply call the following command:
It starts a small security check and makes your XAMPP installation more secure.
Start And Stop Server Services
Stops and starts XAMPP.
Starts only the Apache.
Starts the Apache SSL support. This command activates the SSL support permanently, e.g. if you restarts XAMPP in the future SSL will stay activated.
Starts only the MySQL database.
Starts the ProFTPD server. Via FTP you can upload files for your web server (user “nobody”, password “lampp”). This command activates the ProFTPD permanently, e.g. if you restarts XAMPP in the future FTP will stay activated.
Stops the Apache.
Stops the Apache SSL support. This command deactivates the SSL support permanently, e.g. if you restarts XAMPP in the future SSL will stay deactivated.
Stops the MySQL database.
Stops the ProFTPD server. This command deactivates the ProFTPD permanently, e.g. if you restarts XAMPP in the future FTP will stay deactivated.
Starts a small security check programm.
For example: To start Apache with SSL support simply type in the following command (as root):
You can also access your Apache server via SSL under https://localhost.
Important Configuration Files And Directories
/opt/lampp/bin/ – The XAMPP commands home. /opt/lampp/bin/mysql calls for example the MySQL monitor.
/opt/lampp/htdocs/ – The Apache DocumentRoot directory.
/opt/lampp/etc/httpd.conf – The Apache configuration file.
/opt/lampp/etc/my.cnf – The MySQL configuration file.
/opt/lampp/etc/php.ini – The PHP configuration file.
/opt/lampp/etc/proftpd.conf – The ProFTPD configuration file. (since 0.9.5)
/opt/lampp/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php – The phpMyAdmin configuration file.
* Multi language
* Content Management
~ WYSIWYG editor integrated into the shop admin to allow easy entering of HTML and uploading of images
~ Add text to your category pages – great for SEO and providing information
~ Content Management System – no more FTP and working with PHP files – amend text for information pages (homepage, delivery, about us etc) from the shop admin
~ Enable / Disable categories (and all contained products) at the click of one button
~ Take control of your product display and choose the sort order for each product
~ Select which products appear on your homepage with “showcase”
~ NEW! Reports for orders, sales, tax, products in HTML and CSV (Excel) format
~ NEW! Attribute Manager with Ajax & bulk management
* Marketing tools
~ Affiliate Scheme integrated into your shop, allowing you to offer commission on successful referrals
~ Discount Coupons & Gift Vouchers integrated into shop
~ Downloadable PDF Catalogue: create a PDF catalogue from your shop’s database
~ Professional Mail List Manager with HTML templates, subscribe/unsubscribe links and option to set up multiple mailing list. Customers can subscribe to the mail list with their name & email address (without the need to set up an account). Double opt in option (verify email).
~ NEW! Multiple product images (up to 4) with lightbox effect
~ NEW! Cross Sell module with Ajax & category bulk application
* Search-engine friendly
~ Ultimate SEO URLs: built in search-engine friendly URLs for best spider results
~ Dynamic Metatags: automatically create metatags from the product description
~ Site Map / All Products: two additional pages featuring your shop’s products
* Online payment facilities
~ Multi-currency support
~ VAT support
~ Pay Pal IPN, Nochex, Pay by cheque, Pay by bank transfer are included
~ Other payment modules are available on request (see add-on section)
* Delivery options
~ Charge shipping as flat rate, per item, per weight or per order total
~ Or base your Delivery charges on weight or price and the delivery country, inc. an “email for quote” message for defined countries
~ UK Royal Mail shipping module for 1st & 2nd Class Standard / Recorded, Special Delivery, Standard Parcels, Surface Mail, Parcel Force 48