i have iis and xampp installed

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i have iis and xampp installed

Postby thread_PHP » 19. February 2008 07:41

Hi all
I have PHP Version 5.2.4 running xampp and iis when i changed manually the port in c:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf file to listen :81 port. when i change xampp stop and start operation, the apache says logging failed port number 80, even though i changed to 81, why i am getting this problem. If i restart the system then xampp is running normally along with iis. only when i stop apache service using xampp control panel i am getting above error

help me please where to change permanently to take effect in xampp whenever i stop and start xampp apache server

thanks in advance
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Postby Izzy » 19. February 2008 08:20

Please do not cross post as you will only get a reply to one post - this is type of forum behavior from new members is discouraged and deemed to be bad forum etiquette!

Please delete your other post by clicking on the X button next to the Edit Button, then I will address your issue in here when you have done it.
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Postby thread_PHP » 19. February 2008 12:08

Hi Izzy
I have deleted it
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Postby Izzy » 19. February 2008 12:26

thread_PHP wrote:... I have deleted it


Ok, first thing is to return the httpd.conf file to the defaults making sure that XAMPP is working before moving on to the next step - you did make a backup!

Now I want you to read this thread and download the mentioned DTX-Launcher or DTX-Control as it is often referred, then read the readme file for full instructions of how to set up the configuration file - this should do exactly what you want:

These threads also are worth a read:

Please post some feedback for the developers of DTX so they know that it is doing what it was intended to do - that is to make alternative porting easy for the XAMPP user who wants to have more than one server running.
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Postby thread_PHP » 21. February 2008 05:55

Hi Izzy
Dtx control panel displays apache is stopped and Mysql is stopped and where as xampp control panel displays started screen of both apache and mysql. How can i overcome my above problem

thanks in advance
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Postby Izzy » 21. February 2008 06:14

Have you had a couple of days on holiday or is the delay between posts because your teacher only lets you play with the computers every few days or so?
thread_PHP wrote:... Dtx control panel displays apache is stopped and Mysql is stopped and where as xampp control panel displays started screen of both apache and mysql. How can i overcome my above problem...
Hmm.. Is that all the feed back there is?
Nothing else you feel that is important to help solve your problems?
Do you play Poker by any chance?

You returned the httpd.conf file back to the original - is that correct?

If the XAMPP Control Panel is telling you that both Apache and MySQL are running then what's your problem?

Is it still that you need to change the port that Apache Listens on and the port of the ServerName localhost entry in the httpd.conf file?

You then saved the httpd.conf file and re-started the server after making your port changes, didn't you?

You then went and downloaded DTX?

In the DTX download was an ini file, you edited this ini file as per the very simple instructions in the readme file and you changed the ports to those you want to use, again as outlined in the readme file's very simple instructions and then when you clicked on both Start buttons in the DTX-Control, Apache and MySQL did not start ...
... and they never will if they are already started - try using just one Controller at a time and before trying out new things make sure that all XAMPP modules are stopped and that all modules running as services have been uninstalled, so you have a clear playing field each time and which also prevents confusion, which I must admit looks very much the case here.
Is that correct?

Can you please paste here the DTX ini file with the changes you made so we can take a look and see what may be the problem - thanks.
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Postby thread_PHP » 21. February 2008 13:55

this is dtx.ini
hide = 1
apache = 1
mysql = 1
browser = 1

apache = 1
mysql = 1

apache = 81
mysql = 3306

text1 = ZedFiles Project
url1 = http://zedfiles.com/

text2 = NAT Software
url2 = http://nat32.com/dtx

setup = 1

# This is the main Apache HTTP server configuration file. It contains the
# configuration directives that give the server its instructions.
# See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/> for detailed information.
# In particular, see
# <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/directives.html>
# for a discussion of each configuration directive.
# Do NOT simply read the instructions in here without understanding
# what they do. They're here only as hints or reminders. If you are unsure
# consult the online docs. You have been warned.
# Configuration and logfile names: If the filenames you specify for many
# of the server's control files begin with "/" (or "drive:/" for Win32), the
# server will use that explicit path. If the filenames do *not* begin
# with "/", the value of ServerRoot is prepended -- so "logs/foo.log"
# with ServerRoot set to "C:/xampp/apache" will be interpreted by the
# server as "C:/xampp/apache/logs/foo.log".
# NOTE: Where filenames are specified, you must use forward slashes
# instead of backslashes (e.g., "c:/apache" instead of "c:\apache").
# If a drive letter is omitted, the drive on which Apache.exe is located
# will be used by default. It is recommended that you always supply
# an explicit drive letter in absolute paths, however, to avoid
# confusion.

# ThreadsPerChild: constant number of worker threads in the server process
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
ThreadsPerChild 250
MaxRequestsPerChild 0

# ServerRoot: The top of the directory tree under which the server's
# configuration, error, and log files are kept.
# Do not add a slash at the end of the directory path. If you point
# ServerRoot at a non-local disk, be sure to point the LockFile directive
# at a local disk. If you wish to share the same ServerRoot for multiple
# httpd daemons, you will need to change at least LockFile and PidFile.
ServerRoot "C:/xampp/apache"

# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, instead of the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
# directive.
# Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to
# prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses (
Listen 81

# Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support
# To be able to use the functionality of a module which was built as a DSO you
# have to place corresponding `LoadModule' lines at this location so the
# directives contained in it are actually available _before_ they are used.
# Statically compiled modules (those listed by `httpd -l') do not need
# to be loaded here.
# Example:
# LoadModule foo_module modules/mod_foo.so
LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
LoadModule asis_module modules/mod_asis.so
LoadModule auth_basic_module modules/mod_auth_basic.so
#LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/mod_auth_digest.so
#LoadModule authn_anon_module modules/mod_authn_anon.so
#LoadModule authn_dbm_module modules/mod_authn_dbm.so
LoadModule authn_default_module modules/mod_authn_default.so
LoadModule authn_file_module modules/mod_authn_file.so
#LoadModule authnz_ldap_module modules/mod_authnz_ldap.so
#LoadModule authz_dbm_module modules/mod_authz_dbm.so
LoadModule authz_default_module modules/mod_authz_default.so
LoadModule authz_groupfile_module modules/mod_authz_groupfile.so
LoadModule authz_host_module modules/mod_authz_host.so
LoadModule authz_user_module modules/mod_authz_user.so
#LoadModule autoindex_module modules/mod_autoindex.so # don't load because of mod_autoindex_color.so
#LoadModule bucketeer_module modules/mod_bucketeer.so
#LoadModule cache_module modules/mod_cache.so
#LoadModule disk_cache_module modules/mod_disk_cache.so
#LoadModule file_cache_module modules/mod_file_cache.so
#LoadModule mem_cache_module modules/mod_mem_cache.so
#LoadModule cern_meta_module modules/mod_cern_meta.so
#LoadModule charset_lite_module modules/mod_charset_lite.so
LoadModule cgi_module modules/mod_cgi.so
LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/mod_dav_fs.so
#LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
LoadModule dir_module modules/mod_dir.so
#LoadModule dumpio_module modules/mod_dumpio.so
LoadModule env_module modules/mod_env.so
#LoadModule expires_module modules/mod_expires.so
#LoadModule ext_filter_module modules/mod_ext_filter.so
#LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
#LoadModule ident_module modules/mod_ident.so
#LoadModule imagemap_module modules/mod_imagemap.so
LoadModule include_module modules/mod_include.so
LoadModule info_module modules/mod_info.so
LoadModule isapi_module modules/mod_isapi.so
LoadModule ldap_module modules/mod_ldap.so
#LoadModule logio_module modules/mod_logio.so
LoadModule log_config_module modules/mod_log_config.so
#LoadModule log_forensic_module modules/mod_log_forensic.so
LoadModule mime_module modules/mod_mime.so
#LoadModule mime_magic_module modules/mod_mime_magic.so
LoadModule negotiation_module modules/mod_negotiation.so
#LoadModule proxy_module modules/mod_proxy.so
#LoadModule proxy_ajp_module modules/mod_proxy_ajp.so
#LoadModule proxy_balancer_module modules/mod_proxy_balancer.so
#LoadModule proxy_connect_module modules/mod_proxy_connect.so
#LoadModule proxy_http_module modules/mod_proxy_http.so
#LoadModule proxy_ftp_module modules/mod_proxy_ftp.so
#LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/mod_setenvif.so
#LoadModule speling_module modules/mod_speling.so
LoadModule status_module modules/mod_status.so
#LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so
#LoadModule userdir_module modules/mod_userdir.so
#LoadModule usertrack_module modules/mod_usertrack.so
#LoadModule version_module modules/mod_version.so
#LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/mod_vhost_alias.so
LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so

LoadModule autoindex_color_module modules/mod_autoindex_color.so
#LoadModule mysql_auth_module modules/mod_auth_mysql.so
#LoadModule auth_remote_module modules/mod_auth_remote.so
#LoadModule sspi_auth_module modules/mod_auth_sspi.so
#LoadModule log_sql_module modules/mod_log_sql.so
#LoadModule log_sql_mysql_module modules/mod_log_sql_mysql.so
#<IfModule ssl_module>
# LoadModule log_sql_ssl_module modules/mod_log_sql_ssl.so
#LoadModule proxy_html_module modules/mod_proxy_html.so
#LoadModule xmlns_module modules/mod_xmlns.so
#LoadModule proxy_xml_module modules/mod_proxy_xml.so
#LoadModule bw_module modules/mod_bw.so

# 'Main' server configuration
# The directives in this section set up the values used by the 'main'
# server, which responds to any requests that aren't handled by a
# <VirtualHost> definition. These values also provide defaults for
# any <VirtualHost> containers you may define later in the file.
# All of these directives may appear inside <VirtualHost> containers,
# in which case these default settings will be overridden for the
# virtual host being defined.

# ServerAdmin: Your address, where problems with the server should be
# e-mailed. This address appears on some server-generated pages, such
# as error documents. e.g. admin@your-domain.com
ServerAdmin admin@localhost

# ServerName gives the name and port that the server uses to identify itself.
# This can often be determined automatically, but we recommend you specify
# it explicitly to prevent problems during startup.
# If your host doesn't have a registered DNS name, enter its IP address here.
ServerName localhost:81

# DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
# documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
# symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"

# Each directory to which Apache has access can be configured with respect
# to which services and features are allowed and/or disabled in that
# directory (and its subdirectories).
# First, we configure the "default" to be a very restrictive set of
# features.
<Directory />
Options FollowSymLinks
AllowOverride None
Order deny,allow
Deny from all

# Note that from this point forward you must specifically allow
# particular features to be enabled - so if something's not working as
# you might expect, make sure that you have specifically enabled it
# below.

# This should be changed to whatever you set DocumentRoot to.
<Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs">
# Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
# or any combination of:
# Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
# Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
# doesn't give it to you.
# The Options directive is both complicated and important. Please see
# http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#options
# for more information.
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI

# AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
# It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
# Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
AllowOverride All

# Controls who can get stuff from this server.
Order allow,deny
Allow from all


# DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory
# is requested.
<IfModule dir_module>
DirectoryIndex index.php index.php4 index.php3 index.cgi index.pl index.html index.htm index.shtml index.phtml

# The following lines prevent .htaccess and .htpasswd files from being
# viewed by Web clients.
<FilesMatch "^\.ht">
Order allow,deny
Deny from all

# ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.
# If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a <VirtualHost>
# container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be
# logged here. If you *do* define an error logfile for a <VirtualHost>
# container, that host's errors will be logged there and not here.
ErrorLog logs/error.log

# LogLevel: Control the number of messages logged to the error_log.
# Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
# alert, emerg.
LogLevel warn

<IfModule log_config_module>
# The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
# a CustomLog directive (see below).
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common

<IfModule logio_module>
# You need to enable mod_logio.c to use %I and %O
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\" %I %O" combinedio

# The location and format of the access logfile (Common Logfile Format).
# If you do not define any access logfiles within a <VirtualHost>
# container, they will be logged here. Contrariwise, if you *do*
# define per-<VirtualHost> access logfiles, transactions will be
# logged therein and *not* in this file.
CustomLog logs/access.log common

# If you prefer a logfile with access, agent, and referer information
# (Combined Logfile Format) you can use the following directive.
#CustomLog logs/access.log combined

<IfModule alias_module>
# Redirect: Allows you to tell clients about documents that used to
# exist in your server's namespace, but do not anymore. The client
# will make a new request for the document at its new location.
# Example:
# Redirect permanent /foo http://www.example.com/bar

# Alias: Maps web paths into filesystem paths and is used to
# access content that does not live under the DocumentRoot.
# Example:
# Alias /webpath /full/filesystem/path
# If you include a trailing / on /webpath then the server will
# require it to be present in the URL. You will also likely
# need to provide a <Directory> section to allow access to
# the filesystem path.

# ScriptAlias: This controls which directories contain server scripts.
# ScriptAliases are essentially the same as Aliases, except that
# documents in the target directory are treated as applications and
# run by the server when requested rather than as documents sent to the
# client. The same rules about trailing "/" apply to ScriptAlias
# directives as to Alias.
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "C:/xampp/cgi-bin/"


# "C:/xampp/cgi-bin" should be changed to whatever your ScriptAliased
# CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.
<Directory "C:/xampp/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options None
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

# Apache parses all CGI scripts for the shebang line by default.
# This comment line, the first line of the script, consists of the symbols
# pound (#) and exclamation (!) followed by the path of the program that
# can execute this specific script. For a perl script, with perl.exe in
# the C:\Program Files\Perl directory, the shebang line should be:

#!c:/program files/perl/perl

# Note you _must_not_ indent the actual shebang line, and it must be the
# first line of the file. Of course, CGI processing must be enabled by
# the appropriate ScriptAlias or Options ExecCGI directives for the files
# or directory in question.
# However, Apache on Windows allows either the Unix behavior above, or can
# use the Registry to match files by extention. The command to execute
# a file of this type is retrieved from the registry by the same method as
# the Windows Explorer would use to handle double-clicking on a file.
# These script actions can be configured from the Windows Explorer View menu,
# 'Folder Options', and reviewing the 'File Types' tab. Clicking the Edit
# button allows you to modify the Actions, of which Apache 1.3 attempts to
# perform the 'Open' Action, and failing that it will try the shebang line.
# This behavior is subject to change in Apache release 2.0.
# Each mechanism has it's own specific security weaknesses, from the means
# to run a program you didn't intend the website owner to invoke, and the
# best method is a matter of great debate.
# To enable the this Windows specific behavior (and therefore -disable- the
# equivilant Unix behavior), uncomment the following directive:
#ScriptInterpreterSource registry
# The directive above can be placed in individual <Directory> blocks or the
# .htaccess file, with either the 'registry' (Windows behavior) or 'script'
# (Unix behavior) option, and will override this server default option.

# DefaultType: the default MIME type the server will use for a document
# if it cannot otherwise determine one, such as from filename extensions.
# If your server contains mostly text or HTML documents, "text/plain" is
# a good value. If most of your content is binary, such as applications
# or images, you may want to use "application/octet-stream" instead to
# keep browsers from trying to display binary files as though they are
# text.
DefaultType text/plain

<IfModule mime_module>
# TypesConfig points to the file containing the list of mappings from
# filename extension to MIME-type.
TypesConfig conf/mime.types

# AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration
# file specified in TypesConfig for specific file types.
#AddType application/x-gzip .tgz
# AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers uncompress
# information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
#AddEncoding x-compress .Z
#AddEncoding x-gzip .gz .tgz
# If the AddEncoding directives above are commented-out, then you
# probably should define those extensions to indicate media types:
AddType application/x-compress .Z
AddType application/x-gzip .gz .tgz

# AddHandler allows you to map certain file extensions to "handlers":
# actions unrelated to filetype. These can be either built into the server
# or added with the Action directive (see below)
# To use CGI scripts outside of ScriptAliased directories:
# (You will also need to add "ExecCGI" to the "Options" directive.)
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

# For files that include their own HTTP headers:
#AddHandler send-as-is asis

# For server-parsed imagemap files:
#AddHandler imap-file map

# For type maps (negotiated resources):
#AddHandler type-map var

# Filters allow you to process content before it is sent to the client.
# To parse .shtml files for server-side includes (SSI):
# (You will also need to add "Includes" to the "Options" directive.)
AddType text/html .shtml
AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml

# The mod_mime_magic module allows the server to use various hints from the
# contents of the file itself to determine its type. The MIMEMagicFile
# directive tells the module where the hint definitions are located.
#MIMEMagicFile conf/magic

# Customizable error responses come in three flavors:
# 1) plain text 2) local redirects 3) external redirects
# Some examples:
#ErrorDocument 500 "The server made a boo boo."
#ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html
#ErrorDocument 404 "/cgi-bin/missing_handler.pl"
#ErrorDocument 402 http://www.example.com/subscription_info.html

# EnableMMAP and EnableSendfile: On systems that support it,
# memory-mapping or the sendfile syscall is used to deliver
# files. This usually improves server performance, but must
# be turned off when serving from networked-mounted
# filesystems or if support for these functions is otherwise
# broken on your system.
EnableMMAP off
EnableSendfile off

# Supplemental configuration
# The configuration files in the conf/extra/ directory can be
# included to add extra features or to modify the default configuration of
# the server, or you may simply copy their contents here and change as
# necessary.

# XAMPP specific settings
Include conf/extra/httpd-xampp.conf

# Server-pool management (MPM specific)
# Include conf/extra/httpd-mpm.conf

# Multi-language error messages
Include conf/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf

# Fancy directory listings
Include conf/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf

# Language settings
Include conf/extra/httpd-languages.conf

# User home directories
Include conf/extra/httpd-userdir.conf

# Real-time info on requests and configuration
Include conf/extra/httpd-info.conf

# Virtual hosts
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

# Local access to the Apache HTTP Server Manual
Include conf/extra/httpd-manual.conf

# Distributed authoring and versioning (WebDAV)
Include conf/extra/httpd-dav.conf

# Various default settings
Include conf/extra/httpd-default.conf

# Secure (SSL/TLS) connections
Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf

# Note: The following must must be present to support
# starting without SSL on platforms with no /dev/random equivalent
# but a statically compiled-in mod_ssl.
<IfModule ssl_module>
SSLRandomSeed startup builtin
SSLRandomSeed connect builtin
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Postby ridgewood » 23. February 2008 23:46

I am traveling right now and do not have a constant access to the net but should be on line regularly soon....

If you have not reset your SSL to another port or commented out the referral to:

# Secure (SSL/TLS) connections
#Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf

It may be what is screwing things up... I am not all that familiar with IIS but I am going to assume that it is calling to the same port Apache is ...port 443... either comment it out or re port it... see if that does it... I will try to check the board tomorrow....
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Postby thread_PHP » 28. February 2008 06:27

hi ridgewood
still apache is not starting

please help me
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Postby ridgewood » 29. February 2008 12:57

First... go back to the instructions in the readme .... use 'alternative porting' and make the changes... all of them ... then post back your .conf file. IF you can use a text editor with line numbers, that would be very helpful.
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Postby thread_PHP » 04. March 2008 05:58

see this is my readme_en

Code: Select all
###### ApacheFriends XAMPP (basic package) version 1.6.4 ######

  + Apache 2.2.6
  + MySQL 5.0.45
  + PHP 5.2.4 + PHP 4.4.7 + PEAR
  + PHP-Switch win32 1.0 (please use the "php-switch.bat")
  + XAMPP Control Version 2.5 from www.nat32.com   
  + XAMPP Security 1.0   
  + SQLite 2.8.15
  + OpenSSL 0.9.8e
  + phpMyAdmin 2.11.1
  + ADOdb 4.95
  + Mercury Mail Transport System v4.01b
  + FileZilla FTP Server 0.9.23
  + Webalizer 2.01-10
  + Zend Optimizer 3.3.0
  + eAccelerator for PHP 5.2.4  (comment out in the php.ini)

* System Requirements:
  + 200 MB free fixed disk
  + Windows 98, ME
  + Windows NT, 2000, XP (RECOMMENDED)



[NOTE: Unpack the package to your USB stick or a partition of your choice.
There it must be on the highest level like E:\ or W:\. It will
build E:\xampp or W:\xampp or something like this. Please do not use the "setup_xampp.bat" for an USB stick installation!]   

Step 1: Unpack the package into a directory of your choice. Please start the
"setup_xampp.bat" and beginning the installation. Note: XAMPP makes no entries in the windows registry and no settings for the system variables.

Step 2: If installation ends successfully, start the Apache 2 with
"apache_start".bat", MySQL with "mysql_start".bat". Stop the MySQL Server with "mysql_stop.bat". For shutdown the Apache HTTPD, only close the Apache Command (CMD).

Step 3: Start your browser and type or http://localhost in the location bar. You should see our pre-made
start page with certain examples and test screens.

Step 4: PHP (with mod_php, as *.php, *.php3, *.php4, *.phtml), Perl by default with *.cgi, SSI with *.shtml are all located in => C:\xampp\htdocs\.
- C:\xampp\htdocs\test.php => http://localhost/test.php
- C:\xampp\myhome\test.php => http://localhost/myhome/test.php

Step 5: XAMPP UNINSTALL? Simply remove the "xampp" Directory.
But before please shutdown the apache and mysql.



1) MySQL:

   User: root
   (means no password!)

2) FileZilla FTP:

   User: newuser
   Password: wampp

   User: anonymous
   Password: some@mail.net

3) Mercury:

   Postmaster: postmaster (postmaster@localhost)
   Administrator: Admin (admin@localhost)

   TestUser: newuser 
   Password: wampp


   User: wampp
   Password: xampp


* ONLY FOR NT SYSTEMS! (NT4 | Windows 2000 | Windows XP):

- \xampp\apache\apache_installservice.bat
  ===> Install Apache 2 as service

- \xampp\apache\apache_uninstallservice.bat
  ===> Uninstall Apache 2 as service

- \xampp\mysql\mysql_installservice.bat
  ===> Install MySQL as service

- \xampp\mysql\mysql_uninstallservice.bat
  ===> Uninstall MySQL as service

==> After all un- / installations of services, better restart system!


A matter of security (A MUST READ!)

As mentioned before, XAMPP is not meant for production use but only for developers in a development environment. The way XAMPP is configured is to be open as possible and allowing the developer anything he/she wants. For development environments this is great but in a production environment it could be fatal. Here a list of missing security

- The MySQL administrator (root) has no password.
- The MySQL daemon is accessible via network.
- phpMyAdmin is accessible via network.
- Examples are accessible via network.

To fix most of the security weaknesses simply call the following URL:


The root password for MySQL and phpMyAdmin, and also a XAMPP directory protection can being established here.


* Apache Notes:

(1) In contrast of apache 1.x, you can not stop the apache 2.x with the command "apache -k shutdown". These functions only for an installations as service by NT systems. So, simply close
the Apache START command for shutdown.
(2) To use the experimental version of mod_auth_mysql remove the # in the httpd.conf. Detailed information about this topic can be found on the left menu of XAMPP, once you started it.

(3) To use Mod_Dav load the Modules mod_dav.so + mod_dav_fs.so in the "httpd.conf" by removing the # on
the beginning of their lines. Then try (NOT for Microsoft Frontpage, but for Adobe Dreamweaver!)



(1) The MySQL server can be started by double-clicking (executing) mysql_start.bat. This file can be found in the same folder you installed XAMPP in, most likely this will be C:\xampp\.
The exact path to this file is X:\xampp\mysql_start.bat, where "X" indicates the letter of the drive you unpacked XAMPP into. This batch file starts the MySQL server in console mode. The first intialization might take a few minutes.
Do not close the DOS window or you'll crash the server!
To stop the server, please use mysql_shutdown.bat, which is located in the same directory.

(2) To use the MySQL Daemon with "innodb" for better performance, please edit the "my" (or "my.cnf") file in the C:\xampp\mysql\bin directory or for services the c:\my.cnf for windows NT/2000/XP. In there, activate the "innodb_data_file_path=ibdata1:30M" statement. Attention, "innodb" is not recommended for 95/98/ME.
To use MySQL as Service for NT / 2000 / XP, simply copy the "my" / "my.cnf" file to "C:\my", or "C:\my.cnf". Please note that this file has to be placed in C:\ (root), other locations are not permitted. Then execute the "mysql_installservice.bat" in the mysql folder.

(3) MySQL starts with standard values for the user id and the password. The preset user id is "root", the password is "" (= no password). To access MySQL via PHP with the preset values, you'll have to use the following syntax:

   mysql_connect("localhost", "root", "");

If you want to set a password for MySQL access, please use of MySQL Admin.
To set the passwort "secret" for the user "root", type the following:

   C:\xampp\mysql\bin\mysqladmin.exe -u root -p secret
After changing the password you'll have to reconfigure phpMyAdmin to use the new password, otherwise it won't be able to access the databases. To do that, open the file config.inc.php in \xampp\phpmyadmin\ and edit the following lines:

   $cfg['Servers'][$i]['user']            = 'root';   // MySQL User
   $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type']       = 'http';   // HTTP authentification

So first the 'root' password is queried by the MySQL server, before phpMyAdmin may access.

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how to change from port 80 to any other port number

Postby klaskatt » 21. May 2008 13:15

I think some people is always trying to find the hardest way out of a problem. I had the same problem and tried the DTX-thingie, but with no use (it's sure good for other things).

But here is my solution:
* change the httpd.conf as you did (not sure if that is even necessary)
* browse to the folder named xampp/apache/conf/extra and there you will find a bunch of conf-files. I edited httpd-ssl.conf (probably not necessary if yor're planning to use ssl-connections) and then... tada!... i edited httpd-xampp.conf to port 81 instead of 80, restarted the xampp control panel, and the problem is solved.

so.. i guess that all you have to do is to edit: httpd-xampp.conf

hope that solves your and many others problem
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Postby ridgewood » 23. May 2008 15:50

I suspect if it were that easy all of the time... we probably wouldn't have put all the time, dollars and effort into developing DTX (and then giving it away free) ... or getting folks to use a complete alternative porting solution... Especially with IIS... but thanks for the complement "that at least is good for other things" :D
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