How To Run XAMPP on 64-Bit Machine

by on July 25, 2008
in General, Internet, Tips and Tricks

Recently, I moved to Slicehost because I was really fed up with Bluehost and their low quality web hosting. Dj Flush of Sizlopedia helped a lot to transfer my blog from Bluehost to Slicehost. While installing the web server we faced many difficulties.

The first one was that we were not able to start XAMPP on our server after installing it because Slicehost offers 64-bit machines only. XAMPP is currently only availably as 32-bit application. We will have to use 32-bit library to make it work.

XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use. Just download, extract and start.

If you’re also having problems in installing XAMPP on a 64-bit machine, then follow the steps below and you will be running XAMPP on your server in no time!

How To Run XAMPP on 64-Bit Machine

Open /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment all the lines. Then in Ubuntu, type:

sudo apt-get update

Then type:

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

That’s it! Try running it by “sudo lampp start” and it should now start and work perfectly fine.

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  • Thanks for this tip, Haris. Now using 32-bit OS, but thinking on install 64-bit, so if I installed before i will have this problem too. Now thanks to You, when I’m going to install 64-bit OS I will have XAMPP ready to use :)

  • Great so finally sizzledcore is on slicehost,hope you will not have any downtime any more.

    Guess i didnt know XAMPP is only available in 32 bit.This post will surly help others in installing XAMPP on 64 bit machine.

  • Nice tip… now I know what and where to look in case of blog movement to webhost like slicehost.

    In btw… how is ur new server performing? Do share with us!

  • eduardo


    as install xampp?


  • punk

    anything for windows 2003 server running on 64 bit ??

  • Raj

    That was very helpful…Thanks.

  • akhiltyagi

    yes, it is working like charm

  • Ron


  • Mrk_735

    Open /etc/apt/sources.list and uncomment all the lines. Then in Ubuntu, type:Questions:
    1.-  Where is etc folder please?
    2.- What I do if i have windows 7 please?

  • chris xris

    why this dont work with any 32bit linux app ??