How to test a website using xampp?

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by rollin , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to test a website using xampp?

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by kadin , a month ago

@rollin 

  1. Start XAMPP: First, start XAMPP by double-clicking on the XAMPP control panel icon and start the Apache and MySQL modules.
  2. Copy website files: Copy the website files to the "htdocs" folder in the XAMPP installation directory. This is the root directory for your website files.
  3. Access the website: Open a web browser and type "localhost" in the address bar. This will take you to the XAMPP dashboard.
  4. Open website: Click on the website name in the list of available websites in the dashboard to open and view the website in the browser.
  5. Test website functionality: Navigate through the website and test all the functionality such as links, forms, images, etc. Make sure all the pages load properly and all the elements work as expected.
  6. Test database functionality: If your website uses a database, make sure the database connection is working properly and all the data is being retrieved and displayed correctly on the website.
  7. Debug any issues: If you encounter any issues or errors while testing the website, use the error logs in XAMPP to debug and resolve the issues.
  8. Cross-browser testing: Test the website in different web browsers to ensure compatibility and consistent performance across all browsers.
  9. Mobile responsiveness: Test the website on different mobile devices to ensure it is responsive and displays correctly on all screen sizes.
  10. Security testing: Perform security testing to make sure your website is secure from potential threats and vulnerabilities.


By following these steps, you can effectively test your website using XAMPP before deploying it live.