After downloading simply type in the following commands:
1. Go to a Linux terminal and login as the system administrator root:
2. Extract the downloaded archive file to /opt:
tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.6.5a.tar.gz -C /opt
Warning: Please use only this command to install XAMPP. DON'T use any Microsoft Windows tools to extract the archive, it won't work.
Warning 2: already installed XAMPP versions get overwritten by this command.
That's all. XAMPP is now installed below the /opt/lampp directory.
* Step 3: Start
To start XAMPP simply call this command:
You should now see something like this on your screen:
Starting XAMPP 1.6.5a...
LAMPP: Starting Apache...
LAMPP: Starting MySQL...
OK, that was easy but how can you check that everything really works? Just type in the following URL at your favourite web browser: