prabhu wrote:Both the instances sharing the same control panel.
Thats not possible. They both need their own control panel. You can start them with their batch routines too.
To have multiple XAMPP instances running the same time, there are some hints to follow:
- use the zip-versions, not the installer versions
- create for each XAMPP a new folder. for example: c:\xampp171\ = XAMPP 1.7.1, c:\xampp173\ = XAMPP 1.7.3, etc.
- none of the XAMPP components have to be registered as windows services
- every compoinent must have their own unique ports (remember, that every Apache needs to have two
ports, one for HTTP which is default port 80, and one for HTTPS/SSL default 443).
That way i have on one of my developing machines several XAMPP versions from 1.4.13 up to 1.7.4 running (with the exeptions that i don't have different ports because i don't run them at the same time)