Sometimes you need to test some newer script and your localhost server is still running an older version.
Maybe you are like me and simply have not upgraded yet.
This article will show you how to install multiple versions of Xampp on your local machine.
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Fortunately there is a practical way to have two versions of XAMPP installed simultaneously so you can run each specific version depending on the project in hand. The steps below outline how to achieve this:
Very important that you realize you can only run one version at a given time.