XAMPP - XP - Get blank Page

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XAMPP - XP - Get blank Page

Postby tmoflash » 22. June 2009 16:45

I have been using XAMPP for a very long time and have never had an issues until just recently.

I have installed using the .exe I have Apache and MySQL set up as a service but when I use http://localhost, or 127.0.0.1 I get a blank page.

I can see the files file:///C:/xampp/htdocs/ when I navigate to and can view them.

When I click in index.html it is happy and says that it is installed correctly when I click on index.php tells me there is a a problem.

I had Skype installed and read where this could be the issue I completely removed it, looked through the registry and I was unable to find using search after unistall.

I do not know what to check next.

Here is what my CP looks like

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Thanks,

tmo
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Re: XAMPP - XP - Get blank Page

Postby Borsho » 23. June 2009 00:59

Hi
I have figured out what is happening in my case.
Win XP Pro (3)
Xampp is running properly. I get a blank page when I type localhost into my
browser.
I ran ipconfig at the command prompt and it listed my ip address as 192.xxx.x.3.
Then I entered my ip address into my browser (Mozilla FireFox) and up came the Xampp
page. We both know that localhost is 127.0.0.1. So, what is going on I asked myself ? I am
connected to someone else internet service provider through a router appears to be the problem.

How to fix i have no idea but it may save a lot of people a lot of head banging.

An idiot
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Re: XAMPP - XP - Get blank Page

Postby tmoflash » 13. July 2009 20:04

Anyone ever find a fix for this I am still getting a blank page -
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Re: XAMPP - XP - Get blank Page

Postby roman2 » 14. July 2009 00:18

tmoflash wrote:I had Skype installed and read where this could be the issue I completely removed it

It can if it's configured to use port 80.
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Re: XAMPP - XP - Get blank Page

Postby Izzy » 14. July 2009 06:33

tmoflash wrote:Anyone ever find a fix for this I am still getting a blank page -
Temporarily disable your Windows firewall or indeed any firewall/virus scanner you may have running like ZoneAlarm etc.

If that fixes the issue when you visit http://localhost and http://127.0.0.1 (check both work as intended), then configure the errant firewall/virus scanner to allow the XAMPP components.

You will find a list of ports used by those XAMPP components in the FAQ here:
http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xam ... html#xpsp2



If that doesn't work then drag your Windows host file into your open text editor and check that the first uncommented line is:
127.0.0.1 localhost

If not then add it and also check if you have this line:
::1 localhost

If you have that line then comment it out so it looks like this:
# ::1 localhost

Save the file then right click on it and select Properties, then tick the Read-only box, so it can't be edited without you know about it, then click OK.

Now try again in your browser to access http://localhost and http://127.0.0.1

The Windows hosts file is located here:
C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts




BTW there is no need to remove Skype as both XAMPP and Skype can run happily together by either starting Skype after Apache is started and running correctly or by the preferred method of reconfiguring Skype not to use port 80 and port 443 - here's how:

Click on Tools/Connection Options and add 55555 for example to the box Use port for incoming connections and then remove the tick in the box Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections.

Click on Save and both XAMPP and Skype should now coexist quite happily together.

Enjoy.
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