Installing XAMPP on port other than 80 and 443

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Installing XAMPP on port other than 80 and 443

Postby venkatesh » 22. March 2008 05:28

How do I install XAMPP on a different port on a system already having IIS on port 80 and Apache 2.2 on port 8000 (for a different application) and Mysql on port 3306
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Postby Xardas der Dunkle » 22. March 2008 12:56

Why you want to install a second apache + mysql?
You can deal different pages with one apache.

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Postby Wiedmann » 22. March 2008 14:25

How do I install XAMPP on a different port

Change the "Listen" directive in httpd.conf".
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Postby sari42 » 22. March 2008 15:28

.... and port 443 is defined in apache/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
(three occurrences have to be modified)
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Postby ridgewood » 22. March 2008 19:10

Instructions are here:
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Postby Galdhrim » 25. April 2008 21:34

It would be useful if we knew about a free port to assign for ssl, we know we can change port 80 to 6060, and mysql to 6080... but there is no hint for a replacement for 443 port...
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Postby ridgewood » 25. April 2008 23:02

Give 6065 a try... it is open.
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Postby tintinw » 04. October 2008 17:22

i would like to know if there is a way to delete this port 80 and port 443 and install from scratch
i installed the xampp 1.6.7 installer and it also said that "port 80 and port 443 SSL is already in use. Installing Apache2.2 service failed."
i had xampp before but didn't have this problem.
i uninstalled it for some reasons and re-install
now i'm getting this problem
can i just install it with the same port again?
thanks for your help
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Postby glitzi85 » 06. October 2008 10:25

Dude, this thread is 6 months old...

You can not delete any ports. If an Port is open, it normally means that a software is listening on this socket and waiting for connections. If you shut down this software, the port is free.

If you want to know what software is using this Port, you can run the xampp_portcheck.exe in the xampp main folder. It will tell you everything you need.

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Re: Installing XAMPP on port other than 80 and 443

Postby jloosli » 11. March 2009 20:58

I had some problems with mysql not running on XAMPP (first time I've had a problem since I started using XAMPP a year ago). I couldn't figure out what was wrong, so I unistalled XAMPP using the uninstall program in the XAMPP directory. I downloaded a fresh copy of XAMPP from the server (1.7.0) and installed it, except it gave me the 80 or 443 error. I ran xampp-portcheck and this is what the result is:


Please wait a moment...


Service Port Status
Apache (HTTP) 80 SYSTEM
Apache (WebDAV) 81 free
Apache (HTTPS) 443 SYSTEM


FileZilla (FTP) 21 free
FileZilla (Admin) 14147 free

Mercury (SMTP) 25 free
Mercury (POP3) 110 free
Mercury (IMAP) 143 free

I can't see apache in the services tab, so why does it say port 80 is taken up? How do I free that port?
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Re: Installing XAMPP on port other than 80 and 443

Postby Izzy » 12. March 2009 04:50

Which version of Windows?
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