What exactly did you follow and what version of XAMPP are you using?MaryFlower wrote:I followed everything and no matter what I still get the busy message for both Apache & MySQL.
IMHO it would be best trying to understand how XAMPP works as the alternative you mentioned is even harder and is why XAMPP was developed in the first place.MaryFlower wrote:Should I try and learn Apache, MySQL, and PHP all individually to get a better understanding of all of this
...but you still can't access using http://localhost ?MaryFlower wrote:I reinstalled the whole setup and it finally worked using the http://127.0.0.1
If you can access with the local loop back address of 127.0.0.1 but not with the localhost IPv4 equivalent address then it had to be the IPv6 address that was at issue in the Windows Hosts file.MaryFlower wrote:How did you know and what does the notepad file have to do with all of this?
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