queXS Windows Installation

NOTE: This guide is outdated - I suggest you use Docker Toolbox - see here: https://quexs.acspri.org.au/quexs-easy-installation-using-docker-toolbox...

queX Suite for Windows (using XAMPP) including queXS

The queX Suite for Windows is all the packages in the queX Suite (queXS,queXF,queXML and queXC) with all the required executable files and configuration to run out of the box. This functionality is provided by the XAMPP package.

It may be useful for testing and temporary use but please note that XAMPP is not necessarily secure, and may need to be modified for secure use.


  • Download the queXS for Windows package
  • Execute the file to extract it to a root directory (such as c:\ ) or a usb stick root directory (eg e:\ ) - It is a 7zip compressed self executable file
  • Please note you will need at least 500Mb free
  • Go to the extracted directory: xampp


  • Execute the file xampp_control
  • Start the Apache and MySQL services
  • Browse to http://localhost/ in your browser
  • Default credentials are:
  • Username: admin
  • Password: password


  • Execute the file xampp_control
  • Stop the Apache and MySQL services