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XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY

PostPosted: 11. May 2012 05:54
by vish_op
Dear All,
I am using XAMPP in windows xp service pack 2.I want to use mysql gui tools with that.
Anyhow apache sever is not starting.always it gets the message busy port 80.

How to solve this.Please help to resolve.

Thanks in advance.

Thank you,
Vishaka

Re: XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY

PostPosted: 11. May 2012 07:36
by shumicpi
Most likely it is Skype which must have blocked the port 80. If you are running skype, then you can easily change its ports. Go to Tools -> Advanced -> Connections
and uncheck the Use Port 80 and 443 option and close skype. Now again try to start Apache. you should be able to do it.

Re: XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY

PostPosted: 12. May 2012 15:44
by bandave
Hi,
I do not have Skype on my computer, but I am having the same issue. I have checked port 80 and it is listening to PID 4, but there is not PID 4 in task manager.
I just re-installed it about 15 minutes ago because of this issue.

What other steps could I take to get my Apache server running?

Thanks in advance.

Re: XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY

PostPosted: 12. May 2012 16:24
by hackattack142
Typically the System process uses PID 4. The common blocking service usually ends up being the World Wide Publishing service. Go to your Windows Services (Start > Run > services.msc), see if there is a 'World Wide Publishing' service, right-click it to get the Properties, click 'Stop' if it is running, change it from 'Automatic' to 'Disabled', then click okay.

You can see all the processes in your Task Manager by checking the 'Show processes from all users' box at the bottom of the 'Processes' tab.

Re: XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY

PostPosted: 11. May 2016 22:53
by mdrasel
i was faced same problem few days ago but when i exit skype and start my xampp then its working well from skype i make the port free by setting connection setting now its not creating any problem.

Re: XAMPP PORT 80 BUSY

PostPosted: 11. May 2016 22:57
by Altrea
Commonly Skype will not identify with HTTP.sys PID 4 but a random PID of it's own process.