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wamp5 - apache is not running



9:16 pm on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I worked with the wamp5 server for a while now, yet recently the apache server doesn't start anymore upon starting wamp.
The error message I receive (in a dos window)

Your port 80 is actually used by:
Information not available (might be Skype).

I recently installed Skype so this might be the reason.
Would someone be so kind and provide me with the steps to configure the ports so I can work again with the wamp server.




10:35 pm on Nov 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You will have to remove Skype.



4:13 am on Nov 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Skype has a setting to change it from port 80 to 81 but I found that it was flakey in how it hijacks port 80 and hoses my WAMP startup, so I remove skype from my system. FYI


5:32 pm on Nov 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for your answers, jdMorgan and mikesz (sorry for my belated answer, I was travelling).

With your approval/experience that Skype is the issue, I made some research on their website and found following solution - which worked for me (I just couldn't believe that I can't use both application - nowadays):

"Conflicts with applications (such as Apache or IIS) working on port 80/443.
If you have IIS/Apache or similar software installed that uses ports 80 and/or 443 and you experience conflicts (such as service startup failure or malfunctions) the cause is most likely that your Skype is configured to use the same ports as the applications that experience problems.

There are two possible solutions to this issue:

* In Skype under Tools -> Options -> Connections untick the option "Use ports 80 and 443 for incoming connections". Skype will then use the port specified in the text box (make sure you also have opened that specific port in your router or firewall).

* Configure your http service/IIS/other to use another port for communications"

Best wishes,


11:39 pm on Nov 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Thanks for posting the answer!



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