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updated 6 July 2018

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This is where you will find support files for Bill's SQL courses on

XAMPP Downloads

If you are taking one of my SQL courses on, please download XAMPP from this page, instead of from, according to the course you are taking:

If you are using Windows, please download this installer:

Note for Internet Explorer and Edge users: There is a known issue with recent versions of Microsoft's web browsers. They flag any code signed before 2016 as invalid. These files are not corrupt and you may download and install them. If you wish to avoid the error message, I recommend Google Chrome or another third-party browser.

If you are using a Mac, please download the file corresponding to the course you are taking:

Note: The differences between these versions of XAMPP may be subtle, so if you want to follow along with the installation and be sure that the instructions work the same for you as they did for me in the videos, please use the file that corresponds to the course you are taking.

More explanation

All of my SQL courses, use the XAMPP package, from Apache Friends web site, for running the examples. For the purposes of this course, please download XAMPP from this page.

The good folks at Apache Friends update their packages frequently, and normally this would be a good thing. There have, however, been two unfortunate side effects of this otherwise exemplary behavior: 1) Some releases have introduced bugs that effect the lessons in the courses; and 2) The installation procedure has changed such that it becomes hard to follow the installation lessons.

My solution is this page. Please download the XAMPP installation files from here. This will ensure that you have an experience that matches that in the movies for the courses.

Please note: If you are having trouble installing XAMPP, please make sure you are using an installer from this page before asking for help.

Other downloads

For the adventurous user who wants to install things independently, this is the latest version of SID, my SQL Interactive Demonstrator. This version includes support for MySQL, SQLite, and PostgreSQL titles. If you are following one of my courses, PLEASE use the version included in the exercise files. I cannot offer any support for this version.

Other help

The help request form on is designed to help you by collecting the necessary information as you submit your request. Please do not write to me directly for help with my courses. I am not able to provide support directly.

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