I am really sorry,
but there is problem with mysql configuration coming with XAMPP stack.
XAMPP Control Panel Application can't start MySql to work.
Apache is ok
FileZilla is ok
Mercury is ok
but MySql is badly configured
I would like someone to repackage and preconfigure mysql to work out of the box if installed by XAMPP
into default directory.
All in one not to waste time.
The problem is my.ini configuration file,
the problem is socket,
the problem is phpmyadmin is running from command line
but telnet port doesn't work
so opening https://localhost/phpmyadmin/
Welcome to phpMyAdmin
MySQL said: Documentation
#2002 - The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server's socket is not correctly configured)
Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.
I am really surprised , with some many triads or quads (php, apache, mysql, .....)
mysql is still badly preconfigured
never starting out of the box