1. Download the XAMPP installer package at http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
  2. Run the installation file as you do with regular software and follow the step by step instructions.
  3. Open “XAMPP Control Panel Application” and start “Apache” and “MySQL”.

That’s it; your localhost is now installed.

You can check if it works or not by typing the address: “http://localhost” in your web browser. You should see a page as illustrated below.