As a web developer, to find out if your web application or website looks like it should or work perfectly at each phase of the development, you will need to test it online on the Internet. Doing this means you will spending money regularly on Internet subscriptions. But with a specialized application, you can create a web environment locally in which you can test your website or web application without having to access the Internet.
This package or server allows you to install the necessary components required to run a web server. These components include Apache HTTP Server, MySQL database, PHP and different interpreters. The application is simple to operate and you don’t have to go through complicated steps or configure anything in order to install the required web server components.
It includes phpMyAdmin administration and the OpenSSL protocol implementation. It can also create and manage various types of databases, which includes MySQL and SQLite. The application offers you full control over your network servers (MySQL, ProFTPD or Apache Web Server) and also enables you to configure them. It comes with password protection, enabling you to encrypt your scripts and databases from any third-party.
Overall, it makes it easy for you to install, manage and configure the web servers needed to test your website applications and pages.
XAMPP for Mac is licensed as freeware for Mac OS operating system. It is in servers category and is available to all software users as a free download.