While Xampp with PHP7 is great there are times when you need PHP5 for an old project. I found this great article on medium the other day on how to have two different PHP versions and one Xampp installation. The alternative is a pain as running two Xampp versions is just too much hassle.
The below article allows you to setup xampp to use PHP 5 and 7 when ever you want. So for normal projects you would use the address’s below, basically it makes xammp listen on port 8888 (or whatever u want) for requests and then uses PHP5 to interpret/compile any Php5 code.
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