How to upgrade PHP version 5.XX to 7.XX version in XAMPP for Windows Server

There is always an open issue on the older version of the tool, so it is best to upgrade your tool if it is going to be compatible. Similarly in PHP also, the older version that I had was 5.5.15 and figure out that it might breach our security with SQL Injection. Thus, I was forced to upgrade our XAMPP server with the latest PHP version 7.1.

The following resolution also solves the issue of “The program can’t start because php5ts.dll is missing from your computer“.

While working on it, I took the reference from many blogs while looking around the solution and indeed those sites helped me. So I thought to blog with all the problem I faced in one place and which might help you in the future.

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