Maureenjones wrote:I am using XAMPP v3.2.1
This version of xampp does not exist as the versions jumped from v1.8 to v5.5 / v5.6 with no other versions in between . Please see the versions listed here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XAMPP
Maureenjones wrote:When I set XAMPP I had to use port 81 instead of the 3306.
XAMPP uses 2 ports. The conflicting one would be port 80
. This is the same port skype uses and would cause you pain. However port 3306 is used for mysql
(database and phpmyadmin)
If you changed 3306 at all this will cause you all database and phpmyadmin related problems
You could set xampp to use port 8080 or port 81 instead of 80
. 3306 should be left alone and dedicated to mysql for xampp.
However you can set skype to run on different ports so its still usable while allowing xampp to use the default ports viewtopic.php?f=22&t=69784&p=239058#p239060