XAMPP Silent Install (How-To Guide)


XAMPP is a free and open-source cross-platform web server solution stack package. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of XAMPP from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install XAMPP Silently

XAMPP 8.x (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe --mode unattended --launchapps 0
  7. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the XAMPP entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XAMPP (64-bit)
Vendor:Bitnami
Version:8.x
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe --mode unattended --launchapps 0
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%SystemDrive%\xampp\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended
Download Link:https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/xampp-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

XAMPP 7.x (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe --mode unattended --launchapps 0
  7. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the XAMPP entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XAMPP (64-bit)
Vendor:Bitnami
Version:7.x
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe --mode unattended --launchapps 0
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%SystemDrive%\xampp\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended
Download Link:https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/xampp-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

XAMPP 6.x (64-bit) Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command:
    • xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe --mode unattended --launchapps 0
  7. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the XAMPP entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:XAMPP (64-bit)
Vendor:Bitnami
Version:6.x
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:xampp-windows-x64-x.y.z-installer.exe --mode unattended --launchapps 0
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%SystemDrive%\xampp\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended
Download Link:https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/xampp-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Available Command Line Parameters

--unattendedmodeui <unattendedmodeui>Unattended Mode UI
Default: none
Allowed: none minimal minimalWithDialogs
--optionfile <optionfile>Installation option file
Default:
--debuglevel <debuglevel>Debug information level of verbosity
Default: 2
Allowed: 0 1 2 3 4
--mode <mode>Installation mode
Default: qt
Allowed: qt win32 unattended
--debugtrace <debugtrace>Debug filename
Default:
--enable-components <enable-components>Comma-separated list of components
Default: xampp_server, xampp_apache, xampp_mysql, xampp_filezilla, xampp_mercury, xampp_tomcat, xampp_program_languages, xampp_php, xampp_perl, xampp_tools, xampp_phpmyadmin, xampp_webalizer, xampp_sendmail
Allowed: xampp_mysql, xampp_filezilla, xampp_mercury, xampp_tomcat, xampp_perl, xampp_phpmyadmin, xampp_webalizer, xampp_sendmail
--disable-components <disable-components>Comma-separated list of components
Default:
Allowed: xampp_mysql, xampp_filezilla, xampp_mercury, xampp_tomcat, xampp_perl, xampp_phpmyadmin, xampp_webalizer, xampp_sendmail
--installer-language <installer-language>Language selection
Default: en
Allowed: sq, ar, es_AR, az, eu, pt_BR, bg, ca, hr, cs, da, nl, en, et, fi, fr, de, el, he, hu, id, it, ja, kk, ko, lv, lt, no, fa, pl, pt, ro, ru, sr, zh_CN, sk, sl, es, sv, th, zh_TW, tr, tk, va, vi, cy
--prefix <prefix>Select a folder
Default:
--launchapps <launchapps>Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP
Default: 1

How to Uninstall XAMPP Silently

Check out the XAMPP Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:
"%SystemDrive%\xampp\uninstall.exe" --mode unattended

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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