- Download the XAMPP installer package at http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
- Run the installation file as you do with regular software and follow the step by step instructions.
- 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.