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Xampp Installation -- Apache Won'T Start

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I am just starting and have "successfully" downloaded XAMPP using the instructions from Appendix A. I am having a challenge starting Apache from the Conrol Panel. The following screen shot offers clues ...




My read on the problem I need to solve ...


Port 80 in use by "system"!


Any and all advice as to how to resolve this conflict is appreciated.



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Hmmm... never seen that before.

I've never seen the red Xs in the Services column either.


All the same, it sounds like a port conflict, meaning that you'll have to change the port for one of the two programs trying to use it.

The following might be of assistance:



In general, if you do a Web search for "XAMPP port 80 in use" (without the quotes), you'll probably find an answer.

Good luck.

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@HartleySan -- Thanks for the link. I used the following instructions to change the port ...


1. locate httpd.conf, example is D:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf

  • look for words “Listen 80″ and change into “Listen 8080″
  • look for words “ServerName localhost:80″ and change into “ServerName localhost:8080″
  • Save the file

2. locate httpd-ssl.conf, example is D:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-ssl.conf

  • look for words ““Listen 443″ and change into ““Listen 4499″
  • look for words “<VirtualHost _default_:443>″ and change into “<VirtualHost _default_:4499>″
  • look for words “ServerName localhost:443″ and change into “ServerName localhost:4499″
  • Save the file

3. then start the XAMPP control panel, should be worked,


4. if you want to access localhost, the new link is localhost:8080/, example you want open phpmyadmin, then http://localhost:8080/phpmyadmin/


My localhost is now ... http://localhost:8080/ ... which is fine with me. I'm up and running!! Thanks again.

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