If you missed the first part of How to install WordPress with XAMPP locally on Windows Machine. You can find it HERE.
Now, let’s see if everything works smoothly.
If you previously quit the control panel to fix a port issue, restart XAMPP. Then start up both Apache and MySQL.
So we got both of services running. Excellent (If you are running into any issues. Feel free to contact me or leave message in comment section).
You can check if your new local server is installed by visiting http://localhost in your browser.
If you see the above screen. You are all set. Before we can start Installing WordPress, we need to setup database using MYSQL.
Open XAMPP Control Panel and click “Admin”.
Your default browser will open with following page.