aubrown June 4, 2009 at 07:24:11 Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to run a web server, Apache, (via XAMPP), on my laptop to test out the software Joomla. During the XAMPP installation, though, it says that Apache cannot install because port 80 is already in use. I think that a previous installation on this machine of XAMPP is making port 80 busy, but I have uninstalled everything XAMPP related and deleted it all from the local C: drive. What should i do? How can I just stop whatever process is clogging up port 80?
Actually, I found tskill on google and tried it. It does exist, but I cannot kill the process (which happens to be 884 it that means anything) because it says "Access Denied"...is there a way to force it?
You can get round the problem by having Apache listen on port 8080. You then need to forward port 80 on your router to port 8080. This only works if you are behind a router. If you have the modem directly connected to the computer it wont.
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