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How to install XAMPP on Ubuntu (16.04+)

What is XAMPP?

As described in the xampp official website, XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MariaDB, PHP. It basically sets up an apache server to run php scripts or applications on it, plus a MariaDB database (which is the updated form of MySQL databases). It comes all in a single installer with a bunch of extra tools and extensions already pre configured. In this guide we'll go step by step on the process of downloading and installing xampp and how to use it.