I've upgraded my server's PHP from PHP-5.6 to PHP-7.2. I'm ready to download and install an upgraded XAMPP version. I'm currently using very old XAMPP 5.6.31-0.

On XAMPP's site, there are two versions for "7.2.17/PHP 7.2.17." The sizes differ, while "What's included" appears identical.

Why might I choose the 306 Mb file instead of the 145 Mb file?

Thanks, in advance.

  • I am curious as to why you would want to use XAMPP. It’s great for Windows, but OSX is just a GUI over BSD Linux which already has, or can easily install, Apache, MySql and PHP. Sorry that this doesn’t answer your question, but it might provide an alternative – Mawg says reinstate Monica May 9 '19 at 10:29
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    I wasn't aware of that, Mawg. Which might you recommend I use for Mac OS X? – wcamp May 9 '19 at 15:57
  • Sorry, I don't have a mac.I can Google, but soc an you. If you can open a terminal/command line, just type PHP, Mysql and see hat happens. If you get an error, the BSD package manager is pkg, so something like pkg install php (Search for exact details). Ototh, while that might be "better" or purer, if you are used to XAMPP, stick wiht it. I use it on Windows. Doesn't the XAMPP home page or FAQ tell you? – Mawg says reinstate Monica May 9 '19 at 20:39
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    Hi, Mawg: I learned that the larger capacity XAMPP version of the same file serves the needs of "XAMPP VM" users, of which I'm not one. So I installed the smaller (145 Mb) version of XAMPP's "7.2.17/PHP 7.2.17" and it works well. Thanks for your feedback. – wcamp May 10 '19 at 16:28
  • Glad you found what you wanted :-) – Mawg says reinstate Monica May 12 '19 at 21:59

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