Installing Wampserver in place of xammp server
Posted by: axiomcs78 (
Date: October 15, 2018 07:46PM

OS = Windows Server 2012 64-bit
Apache = 2.4.23 (in the list of services it says Win32 in parenthesis for this service)
Php = 5.6.24
MySQL = Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.1.16-MariaDB, for Win32 (AMD64)
Wampserver is not installed. I wish to install the latest Wampserver.

I need to update the php version, but the server presently has xampp which does not easily allow for the update of individual components. I am wondering if anyone can provide a set of steps for replacing xampp with WampServer. On top of this stack is running Joomla. Only Apache and Php and MySQL are being used thru xampp.

Thanks in advance.

Re: Installing Wampserver in place of xammp server
Posted by: RiggsFolly (Moderator)
Date: October 15, 2018 11:09PM

1. Backup your databases and you site code.
2. Uninstall XAMPP
3. Install WAMPServer
4. Restore the databases and sites

(Windows 10 Pro 64bit) (Wampserver 3.1.7 32bit & 64bit)
<Apache versions MULTIPE> <PHP versions MULTIPLE> <MySQL Versions MULTIPLE>
<MariaDB versions MULTIPLE> <phpMyAdmin versions MULTIPLE> <MySQL Workbench 6.3.10>

Read The Manuals Apache -- MySQL -- PHP -- phpMyAdmin
Get your Apache/MySQL/mariaDB/PHP ADDONs here from the WAMPServer alternate Repo
-X-X-X- Backup your MySQL databases regularly Here is How dont regret it later! Yes even when developing -X-X-X-

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