On my XP OS system i had.. Xampp worked and people could connect to what i was hosting (sites) I dont have XP anymore i have Windows Server 2008 Datacenter I installed XAMPP as normal when I try to connect or someone else trys it dont connect to the sites I am hosting I have the ports forwarded can anyone help?
You need to provide much more info - I can't see your screen nor know what you have done or what you are doing to arrive at any sort of conclusion as my crystal ball is in for repair after overheating with all the use it gets in these forums.
There is something wrong with your XAMPP installation and it would be best if you uninstalled this instance (as per the readme_en.txt file) and downloaded the EXE (7zip) version and extract the files to C:\ for example and it will put all the XAMPP files in to the C:\xampp folder. Then run setup_xampp.bat file to set all the paths.
Backup your own files first before uninstalling XAMPP.
Next start the XAMPP Control Panel (XCP) and start Apache and MySQL but do not click on any of the Admin... buttons or tick any of the Svc boxes at this point.
Then try the localhost address as before.
Once we have XAMPP working correctly then we can go forward but is pointless until XAMPP is working as it should.
Last edited by Izzy on 12. March 2009 09:36, edited 1 time in total.