Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

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Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 20:58

I mistakenly posted this in the german section:

I have installed XAMPP and when I go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin or http://localhost all I get is a blank page. I am using windows vista SP2 and I had no problem in installing XAMPP. What might the problem be? Any help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 21:11

I just realised I didnt install as admin. I will do that and then give more feedback.
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 21:45

I uninstalled and installed it properly and the problem persists. Help please..........
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2010 21:56

Have you started Apache and MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel?
Are there persistent green Running labels at Apache and MySQL?
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 22:13

I tried going to ///C:/xampp/htdocs/index.php and I got the message : Something is wrong with the XAMPP installation :-(
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2010 22:15

Because PHP doen't work in that way!
PHP is a serverside programming language. It had to reder first by the webserver. if you just open the local file in your browser, your webserver does exactly nothing.
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 22:17

Altrea wrote:Have you started Apache and MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel?
Are there persistent green Running labels at Apache and MySQL?


Yes the one for MySQL is running( and mercury) but even when I press Start for Apache, it doesnt work. The green doesnt show.
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2010 22:18

student13 wrote:Yes the one for MySQL is running( and mercury) but even when I press Start for Apache, it doesnt work. The green doesnt show.

And thats the reason why you just get a white page. There is something different already listening on your port 80.
Please execute the xampp portcheck to see which process already blocked your port(s)
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 22:25

It seems Skype is using port 80! Should I uninstall it or change the port?
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2010 22:28

You have some possibilities.
The best and recommend solution is to configure skype to not use port 80 and 443. This should be found somewhere in the skype configuration.
Skype don't really need this ports. They are just used if Skype had to tunnel through port 80 because the standard ports are blocked.

You can close skype and open it after Starting Apache. That should work too.

You can uninstall Skype. But thats just an option if you don't need skype.

You can change the Apache ports.
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 22:32

Altrea, you just became my hero! Thanks to you, everything now is cool and working( I exited Skype, no need to uninstall. Just exit it when ur not using XAMPP--I chose that option). Thanks a load. :D
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2010 22:33

You're welcome :D
Glad that it worked for you.

Have fun with XAMPP and all the stuff 8)
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby student13 » 01. August 2010 22:40

Altrea wrote:You're welcome :D
Glad that it worked for you.

Have fun with XAMPP and all the stuff 8)

I will, man. Before this, I used to do my school projects on a friend's laptop :P . Anyway, I'll be back :D .... Take care.(BTW,This thread will also help others like me. It seems ports being used by other programs is a common isse with XAMPP not working).
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Re: Unable To Find Localhost and PHPMyAdmin

Postby Altrea » 01. August 2010 22:41

Well... if you use the board search for port + skype it will output some more posts like yours.
So, that is a question which is very common.
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