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Difference between Xampp and Wamp

  • Last Updated : 05 Jan, 2022

1. XAMPP :

XAMPP stands for X-operating system, Apache, Mysql, Php, Perl. It is an open resource platform that is readily available absolutely free downloading. It includes attributes like supporting Perl, mercury mail, and also Filezilla, and so on. It is multiplatform and is supported through many operating systems such as Windows, MacOS, and Linux. It is supported by means of many report codecs that add to its robustness. It is easy to install and configure. In this the Control Panel makes it easy to manage and implement.


WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, Mysql, Php. It is easy to download and to setup configuration in. Its server has a graphical user interface to switch on or off individual component software while it is running. Its server provide an option to swap among many versions of Apache, many versions of PHP and many versions of MySQL all installed which provide more flexibility towards developing while XAMPP Server doesn’t have such an option.

Difference between  Xampp and Wamp :

1.It is a cross-platform software package supported by platforms like Mac OS, Linux, and Windows.Its local server is only supported by Windows Operating system. 
2.It is easy to download and install but may differ for different platforms.It is easy to download and install and also light- weighted. 
3.It uses MariaDB, which is an RDBMS for storing and retrieving operations on data.It uses MySQL, which is an RDBMS for storing and retrieving operations on data.
4.The programming or scripting languages used for development in XAMPP are Perl and PHP. The programming or scripting languages used for development in WAMP is PHP. 
5.It uses the Apache Web server. It uses the Apache Web server. 
6.It is more powerful and resource taking as compared to WAMP.It is less powerful and resource taking than XAMPP.
7.It has SSL feature.It does not have SSL feature.
8.It is available in 32-bit system.It is available in both 64 bit and 32-bit system.

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