XAMPP 1.8.0 is the latest version that has been released recently by the Apache Friends team. XAMPP is an Apache web server that includes PHP, Perl, MySQL, and some other useful packages. XAMPP 1.8.0 brings more new features, some bug fixes, and improvements for XAMPP Control Panel, which seems stable now.

Here are the packages updated in this release:

  • Apache 2.4.2
  • MySQL 5.5.25a
  • PHP 5.4.4
  • phpMyAdmin 3.5.1
In this tutorial we will help you install XAMPP 1.8.0 from PPA. If you want to install it manually, you can check this page.

XAMPP 1.8.0 Installation

To install XAMPP 1.8.0 in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13 (Maya), open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/xampp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xampp

Before starting XAMPP, you have to stop Apache and MySQL servers if you are already using another web server like LAMP, for example. To do this, run these commands from the terminal to stop Apache & MySQL:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop

sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop

You can now start XAMPP using XAMPP Control Panel from the Unity Dash:

Or start XAMPP with this command:

sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

You can now test XAMPP by opening this link (replace "localhost" with your own server IP address if needed):


If the installation is successful, you may see this page:

For more information, you may check the guides we have written here and here for XAMPP 1.7.7.

That's it!