I installed XAMPP 1.7.2 successfully on by Vista Laptop, but unfortunately Joomla is not compatible with PHP5.3, so I uninstalled XAMPP and tried to install XAMPP 1.7.1 as that uses PHP5.2.
However during the reinstall it said that 'Port80 or 443(SSL) already in use! Installing Apache2.2 service failed'. The XAMPP control panel then had Mysql running but not Apache and the SVC box was not ticked. I ticked the SVC box to install Apache, then clicked START and it said started successfully, but when I click on the admin button I get 'Internet Explorer cannot display webpage'.
With apache uninstalled again, I entered netstat -an
in the command prompt but cannot see anything with 80 or 443 in the IP addresses, so there doesn't appear to be anything using it. (I don't have Skype installed either).
I have also tried to change the port XAMPP is using by changing C://XAMPP/apache/conf/httpd
file to have 'Listen 8080' and 'ServerName localhost:8080'. I unticked the SVC box to uninstall apache, then ticked it again to reinstall and clicked START. I got the message saying running, but again no webpage was shown in either http://localhost/
. However I did notice that port 8080 is now there in netstat -an
I'm pretty new to this and I've spent a couple of days looking through other forum entries with this problem and still not managed to solve it.
Has anyone got any suggestions as I'm out of ideas?