Wikipedia wrote:
XAMPP is a free and open source cross-platform web server solution stack package developed by Apache Friends, consisting mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages.

Before trying XAMPP, the only AMP stack packages for Windows I had used were EasyPHP and WampServer. I hadn't tried XAMPP before because I hadn't realized it included Xdebug, but since WampServer is so ugly and I had heard a lot about XAMPP, I gave XAMPP a try. It didn't cross my mind to verify that a well-known piece of free software marketing itself as stable had an issue tracking system.

Yet, after hitting a few bugs, I realized that XAMPP has been without an issue tracker for years! No wonder why creating a MySQL identity fails with XAMPP…

No need to specify I won't be contributing to XAMPP before that's solved.

2018-10-10 update: Unfortunately, after trying a modern EasyPHP (Devserver 17), I cannot say which is better between XAMPP and EasyPHP. I recommend to choose according to your needs and the precise packages and versions offered by each option at the time you choose.Free Content Logo
Except where otherwise noted, all original content on this site (which includes anything but images and quotations) is offered under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, version 4.0 or later.