Apache won't start from my Control Panel

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Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby minnied » 01. January 2016 00:47

When I click start the screen errors are as follows:

4:32:58 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
4:32:58 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
4:32:58 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
4:32:58 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
4:32:58 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
4:32:58 PM [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
4:32:58 PM [Apache] entire log window on the forums


The error log is as follow:

[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.393265 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.487005 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00455: Apache/2.4.17 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.0.2d PHP/5.6.15 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00456: Apache Lounge VC11 Server built: Oct 13 2015 10:54:13
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [core:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00094: Command line: 'C:\\xampp\\apache\\bin\\httpd.exe -d C:/xampp/apache'
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00418: Parent: Created child process 12248
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.784145 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 12248:tid 392] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.877914 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 12248:tid 392] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.893522 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 12248:tid 392] AH00354: Child: Starting 150 worker threads.

Thank You. :?:
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby Altrea » 01. January 2016 00:53

Seems like Apache is already started.
open your browser and try to request http://localhost/
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby minnied » 01. January 2016 01:05

Thank you, my browser said it cannot connect to the local host.

I re-started my control panel and then clicked start for Apache and it just gets stuck on the startup and does not give me the green light:

4:51:13 PM [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
4:51:13 PM [main] Checking for prerequisites
4:51:13 PM [main] All prerequisites found
4:51:13 PM [main] Initializing Modules
4:51:13 PM [main] Starting Check-Timer
4:51:13 PM [main] Control Panel Ready
4:51:42 PM [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app...

Goes no further...
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby Altrea » 01. January 2016 01:14

Then you need to share much more information to identify your issue.
Please read this thread: [FGA] Insufficient debug information - Apache starting issue
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby minnied » 01. January 2016 01:46

Apache Full Error Log Contents:

[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.393265 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.487005 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00455: Apache/2.4.17 (Win32) OpenSSL/1.0.2d PHP/5.6.15 configured -- resuming normal operations
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00456: Apache Lounge VC11 Server built: Oct 13 2015 10:54:13
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [core:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00094: Command line: 'C:\\xampp\\apache\\bin\\httpd.exe -d C:/xampp/apache'
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.518254 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 4992:tid 376] AH00418: Parent: Created child process 12248
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.784145 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 12248:tid 392] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.877914 2015] [ssl:warn] [pid 12248:tid 392] AH01909: www.example.com:443:0 server certificate does NOT include an ID which matches the server name
[Thu Dec 31 12:19:27.893522 2015] [mpm_winnt:notice] [pid 12248:tid 392] AH00354: Child: Starting 150 worker threads.

The apache_start.bat script:

Diese Eingabeforderung nicht waehrend des Running beenden
Bitte erst bei einem gewollten Shutdown schliessen
Please close this command only for Shutdown
Apache 2 is starting ...
httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 72 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot lo
ad modules/mod_access_compat.so into server: The specified module could not be f
ound.

Apache konnte nicht gestartet werden
Apache could not be started
Press any key to continue . . .

Couldn't find a system log or application log, but found an install log:

Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.x with
DomainName = example.com
ServerName = www.example.com
ServerAdmin = admin@example.com
ServerPort = 80
ServerSslPort = 443
ServerRoot = c:/Apache24
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-default.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-default.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-info.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-info.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-userdir.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-userdir.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/httpd.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/httpd.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/proxy-html.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/proxy-html.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-dav.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-languages.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-languages.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/httpd-manual.conf.in
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-manual.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-default.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-default.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-info.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-info.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-userdir.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-userdir.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/httpd.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/httpd.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/magic
to c:/Apache24/conf/magic
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/charset.conv
to c:/Apache24/conf/charset.conv
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/proxy-html.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/proxy-html.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-dav.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/mime.types
to c:/Apache24/conf/mime.types
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-languages.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-languages.conf
Duplicated c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-manual.conf
to c:/Apache24/conf/extra/httpd-manual.conf


Contol Panel:

4:51:13 PM [main] Initializing Control Panel
4:51:13 PM [main] Windows Version: Windows 8.1 64-bit
4:51:13 PM [main] XAMPP Version: 5.6.15
4:51:13 PM [main] Control Panel Version: 3.2.2 [ Compiled: Nov 12th 2015 ]
4:51:13 PM [main] Running with Administrator rights - good!
4:51:13 PM [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
4:51:13 PM [main] Checking for prerequisites
4:51:13 PM [main] All prerequisites found
4:51:13 PM [main] Initializing Modules
4:51:13 PM [main] Starting Check-Timer
4:51:13 PM [main] Control Panel Ready
4:51:42 PM [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app...
5:21:11 PM [Apache] Status change detected: running
5:21:12 PM [Apache] Status change detected: stopped
5:21:12 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
5:21:12 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
5:21:12 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
5:21:12 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
5:21:12 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
5:21:12 PM [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
5:21:12 PM [Apache] entire log window on the forums
5:21:37 PM [Apache] Status change detected: running
5:21:38 PM [Apache] Status change detected: stopped
5:21:38 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
5:21:38 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
5:21:38 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
5:21:38 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
5:21:38 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
5:21:38 PM [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
5:21:38 PM [Apache] entire log window on the forums
5:34:12 PM [main] Executing "c:\xampp\apache\logs"

Using Windows 8.1, xampp win-5.6.15

Let me know if you need more info.
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby Nobbie » 01. January 2016 10:15

This is the main error:

httpd.exe: Syntax error on line 72 of C:/xampp/apache/conf/httpd.conf: Cannot lo
ad modules/mod_access_compat.so into server: The specified module could not be f
ound.


Edit httpd.conf and look for line 72 (did you edit it previously?).

And this is as well very strange:

ServerRoot = c:/Apache24


Someone (you??) must have changed httpd.conf, did you copy another version from somewhere else?
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby minnied » 01. January 2016 19:56

Thank you for your help. I did change the httpd config file per a Dreamweaver Guide as to where to store my documents. I changed it back and this did not solve the problem.

Regarding Syntax error on line 72, this line begins with # and is simply a comment. Don't know why there is an error there.
Regarding the install log, ServerRoot = c:/Apache24 (not something I changed) line 56, the installation on my computer setup C:/xampp/htdocs as the server root location. I tried to change line 56 to this path and this did not help to load Apache. It is doing the same thing, when I click the start button it just hangs up while loading.

There is an originals folder that looks as if there is another httpd config file and I replaced it and this did not help either. It was working before I followed the Dreamweaver instructions regarding some configuration changes. When I look at the error logs they don't seem to update even after I made some changes to try to fix the problem.

Is there a way to refresh these error log files? Should I uninstall and start over?
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby Altrea » 02. January 2016 19:55

I would start over because i have no idea what you already tried and changed to solve that problem.
On a fresh installation the compat module is present, activated and running.
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Re: Apache won't start from my Control Panel

Postby minnied » 02. January 2016 20:01

Heard nothing back from anyone so I went ahead and uninstalled xampp and then re-installed it. It loads with the green light as does MySQL and FileZilla. Do have the Apache error "XAMPP Apache is already running on port 80" and "XAMPP Apache is already running on port 443". I have read several solution options but am now hesitant to edit the config file. I checked netstats to see what is already using these ports on my system and it appears to be a user ID, not software.

Please advise the correct option to fix the error or not to do anything. :idea:
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