Barry Fruitman wrote:Wow! Did I really deserve that?
Yes, i think so. People here tried to give you all information which they know. But you don't react on most of the information but just on the points you want to. How should we know, what you are doing, understanding and wanting? You have to give much more response next time in future threads. It's really frustrating to shoot on all relevant parts just because of missing reactions.
Barry Fruitman wrote:I just want to run Apache on port 81! That's all I was asking for help with.
And that doesn't have anything to do with the XAMPP.INI file which you say was the solution of your problem. The ini file don't force Apache to use any ports. It just configures the information you get on the control panel status window.
The only configuration which is relevant for your Apache ports are its very own configuration files, in your case the httpd.conf and httpd-ssl.conf.
Barry Fruitman wrote:I understand it is not recommended but want to do it anyway. There are lots of valid reasons for running a web server on a non-standard port -- especially a development server -- including the fact that I've been doing it this way for years and would rather not change all my scripts and development habits just because I upgraded from XAMPP 1.7.3 to 1.7.7.
And you don't thought that is an information which can be important? We all thought you want to change the port because you don't see any other choice because something is blocking your port. You don't give any information about that you want it anyway. We could all save lot of time if we would have get much more information. Better think of that the next time.