Weird problem

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Weird problem

Postby tgroothuis » 22. March 2020 08:08

So i wanted to launch a web server to test sql injections and stuff like that, but when i tried to start an Apache server i got an error saying "Port 80 is in use by "Unable to open process" with PID 4. When i look up PID 4 in the Resource Monitor, it turns out to be the system process. So i wouldnt shut it down. But what can i do so i can still start an apache server?

8:07:12 AM [main] Initializing Control Panel
8:07:12 AM [main] Windows Version: Home 64-bit
8:07:12 AM [main] XAMPP Version: 7.4.3
8:07:12 AM [main] Control Panel Version: 3.2.4 [ Compiled: Jun 5th 2019 ]
8:07:12 AM [main] Running with Administrator rights - good!
8:07:12 AM [main] XAMPP Installation Directory: "c:\xampp\"
8:07:12 AM [main] Checking for prerequisites
8:07:12 AM [main] All prerequisites found
8:07:12 AM [main] Initializing Modules
8:07:12 AM [main] Starting Check-Timer
8:07:12 AM [main] Control Panel Ready
8:07:16 AM [Apache] Attempting to start Apache service...
8:07:30 AM [Apache] Problem detected!
8:07:30 AM [Apache] Port 80 in use by "Unable to open process" with PID 4!
8:07:30 AM [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
8:07:30 AM [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
8:07:30 AM [Apache] or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port
8:07:30 AM [Apache] Attempting to start Apache service...
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Re: Weird problem

Postby Altrea » 22. March 2020 12:45

There is a sticky thread right at the top of this forum
[Q&A] Apache won't start
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