install multiple versions of XAMPP?

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install multiple versions of XAMPP?

Postby rosemagrey » 01. November 2011 07:01

When developing or testing software, it is nice to be able to test it on a variety of versions of Apache, PHP, Perl, and MySQL to test out that things behave the same across various versions. But its bit unclear for me. So please elaborate it.
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Re: install multiple versions of XAMPP?

Postby Sharley » 01. November 2011 07:36

Simply download the archive (zip or 7zip) versions from here:
SourceForge XAMPP File Repository

Then extract each to it's own folder in the root of any drive or partition.

For example - C:\xampp (your current version 1.7.5) | C:\xampp177 | C:\xampp173 | C:\xampp172 etc.
Get the idea?

Next run the setup_xampp.bat file found in each of the named xampp folders and your set to go.

One caveat, you can't run more than one version at once including the Control Panel, each must be Stopped and the CP exited before starting the next version.

Good luck.
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