XAMPP keeps showing Dashboard/Welcome Page instead of the Configuration Page


I've just downloaded and installed XAMPP 5.6.11 and started all the tools from the control panel. I've seen that one of it's new features is that it has a Welcome/Dashboard page.

Previously, going to would take me to a language selection page and then to a orange-yellow page where I could configure XAMPP. Now, going to or hitting Apache's "Admin" button in the XAMPP Control Panel takes me to the dashboard/welcome page no matter what.

One curious thing: attempting to go to http://localhost/xampp/ shows me an empty directory listing. I figured perhaps my install was botched so I reinstalled XAMPP. Still no luck. Even tried installing Apache 5.5.27. Same problem.

Am I missing something?

This question is tagged with php apache xampp

~ Asked on 2015-07-27 12:56:03

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Open the htdocs folder there will be index.php file. In that file script is written to go in dashboard folder and show dashboard. So you just have to comment it or delete that script and write any code save it and run http://localhost now dashboard screen will not open and you will see what you have written in that file.

~ Answered on 2015-07-30 10:16:29


Delete the file(index.php) from your xampp folder, you will get the list of directories and files from htdocs folder.

~ Answered on 2016-02-22 06:52:35

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