Many would agree from their own experience that installing an Apache web server is not easy especially if they want to add MySQL and Perl. An application that will prove to be a solution to this concern is XAMPP. It is an easy to install Apache distribution with MySQL, PHP and Perl. It is a free and open-source multi-platform web server package that consists mainly of Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. XAMPP is currently available for Linux, Windows (Windows 98, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Windows Vista), Mac OS X and Solaris. It is very easy to install. It requires only one .zip, .tar or .exe file to be downloaded and run and does not require any configuration of the various components that make it up.