How to Install XAMPP on Mac OS (2021)

How to Install XAMPP on Mac OS (2021)

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Admin・ 6 Oktober 2021
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Install XAMPP di Mac OS - Hi Coderrs 👋 In this article I will share a tutorial on how to easily install XAMPP on Mac OS. To install XAMPP on Mac OS is actually not much different from installing XAMPP on Windows, but there are some things that distinguish it. The steps in this article, I implemented to install XAMPP on MacOS High Sierra.

Previously, a little introduction about what XAMPP is. XAMPP is software that is commonly used by programmers as a local server for the development process. XAMPP consists of several modules such as Apache, MariaDB, PHP, Pearl and others. In addition, XAMPP is also a multiplatform application or software which means it can be used or run on various OS or Operating Systems such as Windows, OS X and Linux.

Alright, let's start to download and install XAMPP on Mac OS. 🚀 👨‍💻 👇

Download XAMPP

download XAMPP for Mac Os

Let's start installing XAMPP on Mac Os starting with downloading the XAMPP application on the official website. Here I will download XAMPP version 8.0.11 with a size of 162 Mb or as marked in blue in the image above. Please click the Download button and wait for the download process to complete.

Change File Extension

rename xampp file

After the XAMPP application download process is complete, now please rename the XAMPP file or application that has been successfully downloaded or rather change the extension from the initial extension, namely bz2 to dmg. If a pop up appears as shown above, click Use .dmg.

Start Installing XAMPP on Mac Os

Install XAMPP on MAc OS

Okay, after the steps to change the XAMPP application file extension to .dmg, now please double click the file. Then later it will appear like the image above. Now in this step, please double click on the XAMPP icon.

install xampp on mac os

Later a pop up will appear again as shown above. In this step, we can click the Open button.

fill mac user

Next, enter our mac credentials such as username and password then click OK.

setup xampp on mac os 2021 

Then next, we will go into the wizard steps to setup XAMPP on Mac OS. In this step, we can just click the Next button.

setup xampp on mac os

Then in this step, select what components you want to install. If you want to install all the components, namely XAMPP Core Files and XAMPP Developer Files, click the two component checkboxes and continue to click the Next button.

install xampp on mac os

The XAMPP application will be installed in the Applicationts/XAMPP directory. In this step, continue by clicking the Next button.

setup XAMPP on MAc OS

Okay, in this step we can just click the Next button.

setup xampp on mac os

Continue again by clicking Next. After clicking the Next button, the XAMPP installation process on Mac OS is running. Wait for the XAMPP installation process to complete.

install xampp on mac os successfully

If the XAMPP installation process on Mac OS has been completed and successful, it will display a display like the image above. Until this step, please click the Finish button. If the Launch XAMPP checkbox is checked, then after clicking the Finish button, the XAMPP application will automatically open.

Install Xampp on mac os successfully

After pressing the Finish button, the XAMPP application will automatically open. At this point, please try to run MySQL and Apache Web Server by clicking Start one by one. If everything is running successfully, it means that we have successfully installed the XAMPP application on Mac OS. And now we can open localhost/dashboard or 127.0.0.1/dashboard in the browser.

So this article, until here we have successfully installed the XAMPP application which functions as local development on Mac OS, starting with downloading the XAMPP application and then installing it. Good luck, hopefully this article can be useful and see you in the next article. 👋

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