Software in XAMPPA list of components of XAMPP. Still not complete!At least from today's technical view: the mother of most web sites. :)The middle letter of XAMPP. The fast and stable MySQL database.Maybe the best language to create dynamic generated web pages. But how to define best?Much older than PHP and in my opinion not the optimal language for generating web pages. But it's very, very popular. ;)A fine FTP daemon. Easy and poweful. Much smaller and easier than the good old wuftpd. (only in the Linux version)No security without SSL. And without OpenSSL no SSL.Freetype makes it possible to use TrueType fonts in GD.And GD brings graphics into PHP.This graphics could be JPEGs.Or PNGs.Nice Unix database library used by PHP. I like this oldfashioned type of databases.A basic compression library.phpMyAdmin makes it easy to use MySQL.The famous Apache log file statistic tool: Webalizer.
These three bring XML into your PHP: expat for event-based XML parsing, libxml for DOM and Sablotorn for XSLT. (only in the Linux version)Make your own Flash movies with Ming and PHP. (only in the Linux version)Open source and free PHP class to create on-thy-fly PDF documents.