I can't seem to get the XAMPP splash screen after installation.
I am a "beginner" user. I would like to use an Apache server on my computer for local website development and testing. I downloaded XAMPP for Windows using the Installer. Installed to my C:drive, with all extracted files installing to the default C:\apachefriends\xampp\.... The installation completed.
Next, I tried to test from my IE browser (after clearing browser cache) by entering http://localhost, but all I get is a "page cannot be displayed".
The XAMPP Control Panel shows Apache: Stopped. I clicked Start, and it says Status Check OK, Busy...Done. I still get "page cannot be displayed".
Computer has Windows XP Home Edition, with network router and Norton firewall (in Norton, HTTP Port List has 80, 81, 82, 83, 1080, 8080, 8088, 11523 listed) -- any conflicts here? Also, I noticed that I have Maguma Studio (PHP Editor) files installed on my computer from previous development work -- might this be a conflict?
This is the second time I am trying the installation -- the first time I installed files in C:\programs\... and thought it did not work because they were not at the root.