4 Steps to Install Magento 2 on XAMPP Windows

If you are looking for a complete guide to Install Magento 2 latest version on Windows from Magento repo or Github with Apache/NginX, MySQL/MariaDB and PHP 7.x, check this guide out now. In this post, we will show you how to install Magento 2.3 on an Ubuntu latest with Apache2, MariaDB. You can also read our previous posts, where we talked about how to install Magento 2 on Ubuntu, Centos or Windows.

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Magento 2 Requirements

Before digging in, you should double check 8 main requirements for Magento 2 here.

Step 1: Install XAMPP

XAMPP is the most popular local web development solution for Windows. It is free and includes Apache or NginX, PHP or Python, Perl or Ruby.

Step 1.1: Download latest version here

Step 1.2: Open and install XAMPP for your Windows

install XAMPP Install it in C drive. We suppose that the path is: c:\xampp\

Step 1.3: Open XAMPP Controller in XAMPP folder

open XAMPP

Now you have already set up XAMPP successfully on your Windows.

Step 2: Install Composer (optional)

php -r "copy('https://getcomposer.org/installer', 'composer-setup.php');"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

Step 3: Download Magento 2 Pack

You can download from one of the following resources:

After donwloading, you should extract the pack to c:\xampp\htdocs\magento2. E.g you have a folder call: magento2 in c:\xampp\htdocs\

Step 4: Install Magento 2

When you get the access to this address http://localhost/magento2, you will see this Magento Setup Wizard as the following:

Running the Magento Setup Wizard

Step 4.1: Start Installing

  • Click Start Readiness Check. If any errors are displayed, you must resolve them before you continue. Click More detail if available to see more information about each check. Readiness Check error
  • Click Next

Step 4.2: Add a Database

Fill database information then click Next

Step 4.3: Web Configuration

  • Enter the following information:
    • Your Store Address: http://localhost
    • Magento Admin Address: Enter the relative URL by which to access the Magento Admin. e.g: secret, backend
  • Then click Next

Step 4.4: Customize Your Store

  • From the Store Default Time Zone list, select the name of your store’s time zone.
  • From the Store Default Currency list, select the default currency to use in your store.
  • From the Store Default Language list, select the default language to use in your store.
  • Expand the Advanced Modules Configuration to optionally enable or disable modules before you install the Magento software.

How to install Magento 2 Magento modules configuration

You can choose to install Sample Data or not in this step.

Click Next

Important Notice: Use Skip dependency check for individual modules with caution. We recommend against it because a typical reason for this error is you manually edited the deployment configuration. Editing the deployment configuration is not recommended because future Magento software updates can undo your changes.

Step 4.5: Create Admin Account

Now enter admin information such as

  • New Username
  • New Email
  • New Password
  • Confirm Password
  • Then click Next

Step 4.6: Install


After completing all previous steps in the Setup Wizard, click Install Now.

Installation Success The message Success will be displayed to indicate a successful installation.

Step 4.7: Check the result

Now go to the frontend and backend to see the result


How to install Magento 2 Frontend


How to install Magento 2 Frontend

That’s all for today. We hope you have gained more insight into how to install Magento 2 on XAMPP Windows. Feel free to leave comments below or contact us if you have any questions or sharing. And stay tuned for next guidance from us!

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