alouayed wrote:I mentioned that I changed both the ports but still have the error. I know that Skype is in the way but I didn't want to turn Skype off as it might take more time, in windows 8, than changing the ports.
Where did you change "both the ports" (in Skype or in Apache, and how did you do that?) and what happens after?
P.S.: If you changed the ports in the Xampp Control Dialog only, this is not working (and its the wrong action):
a) it does not have any effect on Apache, because Apache is not "configured" by the Dialog Box, but by httpd.conf file in c:/xampp/apache/conf. There is a LISTEN option, which defines the Port, on which Apache "listens" (omen est nomen).
b) anyway, it is wrong to change Apache (and it is not that, what is suggested by the error message). You must change Skype instead and leave Apache as it is. Port 80 and 443 are the standard TCPIP Ports for the http and the https protocoll and should be used for Webservers exclusively. Skype does it wrong and uses the same ports per default. You *should* change this in the Skype Options Menu.
If you change Apache instead, you have to specify the Portnumber in all URLs later on (like http://localhost:29221/mysite/index.html
) what is quite ugly and leads to many problems for many scripts.