Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..."

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Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..."

Postby Roya » 09. October 2015 19:41

Hi,

I've been using Xampp for about 8 month, for test driving wordpress. It's always been working just fine until today that it just doesn't seem to want to start. When I try to start Appache, I get "Attempting to start Apache service..." and nothing else happens. When I try to run MySQl, it does start but then I get the "shutdown" unexpectedly error.

Tried changing the port ID, didn't work. How can I solve this? ... that test wordpress website is months of time and effort.

Thanks.

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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Altrea » 09. October 2015 20:14

Hi,

Any Windows event log entries?
Ever tried to start Apache without service?
Ever tried to start Apache with apache_start.bat script?

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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Roya » 09. October 2015 20:26

Nope, I don't actually know how to do those things. Could you please let me know how? I'd appreciate it.

P.S: I'm a civil engineer, not really familiar with Xampp
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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Altrea » 09. October 2015 20:33

The easiest thing would be to execute (by doubleclick) the \xampp\apache_start.bat script and tell us what response you get. This can be done even the Windows service is registered.
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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Roya » 09. October 2015 20:52

This is what I get:

Syntax error on line 37 of C:/Users/.../xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: ServerRoot must be a valid directory

Apache could not be started
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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Altrea » 09. October 2015 21:25

You installed XAMPP into your users directory, that is not recommend.
open the mentioned file and tell us which value the setting ServerRoot has.
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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Roya » 30. October 2015 22:54

here:

ServerRoot "C:/Users/nonezzzzaol.com/Documents/xampp/apache"
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Re: Appache remains in "Attempting to start Apache service..

Postby Roya » 31. October 2015 00:48

OK, so I went and changed all the directories in all the Apache and MySQL files. Now these two work perfectly but when I try to access my Wordpress test-drive site, I get this message:

"Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress."

Now what do I do?!
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