XAMPP 1.7.3 for Windows: Folder Structure

The following is a summary of the contents of each folder within a Windows XAMPP installation.

Folder Description Version Notes
Anonymous      
Apache Web Server Service 2.2.14 Configuration file is: “apache\conf\httpd.conf”
cgi-bin      
FileZillaFTP FTP Service 0.9.33 Configure using the XAMPP Console.
htdocs Web Site Pages    
install      
licenses      
MercuryMail SMTP Mail Server Service   A simpler alternative is to configure an ISP Mail Server within “php\php.ini”
MySQL MySQL Database Files 5.1.41 Configure using PHPMyAdmin
Perl Perl Scripting Language Folder 5.10.1  
PHP PHP Scripting Language Folder 5.3.1 PHP is enabled by Default. Configure within “php\php.ini”.
PHP\ext “DLL” Files   There are several “dll” files to be found with “php\ext” to support additional functionality (such as SQL Server). These are enabled / disabled within “php.ini”).
PHPMyAdmin MySQL Administration Tool 3.2.4  
Security      
Sendmail “Fake” Sendmail Application   Configure within “sendmail\sendmail.ini”. A simpler alternative is to configure an ISP Mail Server within “php\php.ini”.
Tmp      
WebAlizer Web Server Usage / Analysis Tool    
WebDAV      

 

Note: XAMPP 1.7.7 is the latest version that can be installed on Windows XP / 2003. All newer versions require Windows Vista / 2008 or newer.

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