tmoflash wrote:Anyone ever find a fix for this I am still getting a blank page -
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
(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
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.