How to install and use Composer on Xampp serwer

Below I describe an installation process of Composer with XAMPP on Windows.

Command-line interface


To get help from the command-line, simply call composer or composer list to see the complete list of commands, then --help combined with any of those can give you more information.

The following options are available with every command:

  • –verbose (-v): Increase verbosity of messages.
  • –help (-h): Display help information.
  • –quiet (-q): Do not output any message.
  • –no-interaction (-n): Do not ask any interactive question.
  • –no-plugins: Disables plugins.
  • –working-dir (-d): If specified, use the given directory as working directory.
  • –profile: Display timing and memory usage information
  • –ansi: Force ANSI output.
  • –no-ansi: Disable ANSI output.
  • –version (-V): Display this application version.

Composer downloading

Download and run Composer-Setup.exe – it will install the latest composer version whenever it is executed.

Composer installation

php -r "copy('', 'composer-setup.php');"
php -r "if (hash_file('SHA384', 'composer-setup.php') === 'e115a8dc7871f15d853148a7fbac7da27d6c0030b848d9b3dc09e2a0388afed865e6a3d6b3c0fad45c48e2b5fc1196ae') { echo 'Installer verified'; } else { echo 'Installer corrupt'; unlink('composer-setup.php'); } echo PHP_EOL;"
php composer-setup.php
php -r "unlink('composer-setup.php');"

Composer init

When you run the command it will interactively ask you to fill in the fields, while using some smart defaults.

php composer.phar init

Install Composer, after init

php composer.phar install

Folder structure after install composer:

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Tom Sapletta

Author: Tom Sapletta

I connect the expiriences with new ideas. I have been passionate about computers and programming for 10 years. My first (micro) computer was ZX-Spectrum and the programming language was Basic. Since 2010, I have been programming professionally, objectively and functionally in monolithic and micro-service architectures. I am currently creating an ecosystem architecture at API foundation.