Using it will save lots of time, though...
it is not recommended because the Xammp stack is not secure by default from the website
The philosophy behind XAMPP is to build an easy to install distribution for developers to >get into the world of Apache. To make it convenient for developers XAMPP is configured with >all features turned on.
The default configuration is not good from a securtiy point of view and it's not secure >enough for a production environment - please don't use XAMPP in such environment.
Since LAMPP 0.9.5 you can make your XAMPP installation secure by calling »/opt/lampp/lampp >security
Therefore if you use this on a production site it will get hacked. As maxwell says you would do well to learn how to configure and setup your own LAMP.
It is not that hard, from a tutorial side the following site will give you a start and for everything else theres always google or post a more specific question here