How to setup XAMPP on Windows in Azure/AWS/GCP

To setup/install XAMPP on any of the cloud platforms, the easiest way is to deploy using the XAMPP image that is available within the cloud marketplaces from the following deployment links below.  The image comes pre installed with XAMPP running Apache, MariaDB, PHP, Perl, Filezilla FTP Server, Tomcat, Java and more.

Getting Started


RDP into new server


Once you have deployed XAMPP Proxy on Windows server, the first step is to RDP into the new instance once it has fully booted up.  The following links explain how to connect the VM once it has finished being deployed:



Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.



XAMPP is controlled via the control panel, launched from the desktop:



The XAMPP directory is located in c:\xampp\ where you will find all the config files


Full documentation on using XAMPP and using any of the applications, setting up web servers, using Apache, Mysql, FTP etc can be found locally within your XAMPP server on the following URL:





XAMPP Firewall Ports


Depending on what you want to use XAMPP for and which applications you will be using. You can find the ports required from the XAMPP Control Panel.


You can see the ports required on the following screenshot highlighted red:



To setup AWS firewall rules refer to – AWS Security Groups

To setup Azure firewall rules refer to – Azure Network Security Groups

To setup Google GCP firewall rules refer to – Creating GCP Firewalls


Support / Documentation


If you have any questions or experiencing any issues with getting started with XAMPP on any of the cloud platforms. Contact us and we will assist as much as we can.


XAMPP support can be found on their forum –


XAMPP Documentation can be found locally within your server on the following URL: http://localhost/dashboard/howto.html


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Andrew Fitzgerald

Cloud Solution Architect. Helping customers transform their business to the cloud. 20 years experience working in complex infrastructure environments and a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert on everything Cloud

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