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.
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:
- How to RDP to AWS Windows Instance
- How to RDP to Google GCP Windows Instance
- How to RDP to Azure Windows Virtual Machine
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 – https://community.apachefriends.org/f/
XAMPP Documentation can be found locally within your server on the following URL: http://localhost/dashboard/howto.html