Installing XAMPP on Windows VPS (Server 2012 or 2008 R2)

XAMPP is a web server distribution based on Apache. It is composed of completely open source software, and supports installation on multiple platforms. We love using it with Windows 2012 VPS and Windows 2008 VPS systems, because the install process is simple – just download and execute the installer.


Navigate to the following page from your Windows VPS, and download the proper installation .exe:


Open the .exe to begin the installation. XAMPP will fully automate the installation and basic setup of:

  • Apache
  • MySQL + phpMyAdmin
  • PHP
  • Perl

Once the installation completes, you can begin configuring your websites with software like WordPress or Joomla. XAMPP will install FTP, so you can upload files with any FTP client.

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