Due to the well-documented conflicts for machines running Windows, I changed the Apache ports to 81 (from 80) in the httpd.conf file for: Listen and ServerName localhost. It appears to be running correctly. Both Apache and MySQL are running in the XAMPP Control Panel: Apache - Port: 81, 443; MySQL - Port: 3306 PHP ini was set to 3306, and I therefore left it as is.
http://localhost:81 shows that I'm running the correct version of PHP (Version 5.6.3)., however when I try navigating to it a through localhost:81 I receive the following error message:
Object not found! The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again. If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster. Error 404 localhost Apache/2.4.10 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.0.1i PHP/5.6.3
The only way that it's allowing me to access the files is at http://localhost:2556, which is running an old version of PHP.
Any suggestions how I can get my PHP documents to access the proper port and version of PHP?