May 4, 2016
You’re trying to use XAMPP to do PHP development. But when you start Apache, you get this error. The chances are that it’s due to a blocked port. In this video, I’ll show you how to fix that error by changing the port that Apache uses. Below the video, I provide text instructions.
The error you’re getting probably reads something like this:
[Apache] Status change detected: running [Apache] Status change detected: stopped [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly. [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method. [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this [Apache] entire log window on the forums
The chances are the error is due to a blocked port and that’s almost definitely port 80. One option would be to find the application that is using port 80 (probably Skype) and change it to use some other port. But you may not have control of that. In that case, you can change Apache to use a different port. Here’s how:
I hope that helps!
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