If you struggled with installing the latest version in XAMPP on your Windows 7, 8 or 10 machine, then you come at right place. Download the VC14 x86 Thread Safe or VC14 x64 Thread Safe deciding upon your Windows version( x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit ). Go to your XAMPP installation directory and rename your old php directory with old version prefix like php to php_5_6_14.
Now copy & paste the extracted new php folder to here.
But still if you want to upgrade then since you are using XAMPP, upgrading the PHP to higher version separately and then integrating it with XAMPP may become an extra work and complicated too.
In such case the best and easy solution is to get the XAMPP version which includes PHP of higher version you are looking for.
The following instructions pertain to the process of installing a newer version of the same product, i.e., a newer version of Zend Server or a newer version of Zend Server CE (Community Edition).
For example, upgrading from version 5.03 to 5.04 or from version 5.0 to 5.1.
For more information on how to do that, please click here.
The article uses the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) method of installation.
In this step of building a PHP website, you install IIS and Fast CGI, download and install PHP and the Win Cache extension, and upload your PHP application.
The following list shows the tasks required to complete this step: You can use the Web Platform Installer (Web PI) to install IIS, and applications that run on IIS.
I have php 5.4.8 and I want to upgrade to php 5.6.5.
I'm running xampp on windows 8.1”Because with the PHP version you already have, it is fine to work on Laravel.