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Problem installing XAMPP

Postby davcorwp » 11. February 2013 17:02

When trying to install XAMPP, error message that two ports for Apache are blocked by Skype. How can I change the XAMPP ports?
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Re: Problem installing XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 11. February 2013 17:11

Hi davcorwp,

A short salutation is an act of politeness. Even if the internet is an virtual area, there is always a human being behind the screen. A polite beginning helps to get polite answers too. Please keep that in mind if you start a new thread. Thank you.

davcorwp wrote:How can I change the XAMPP ports?

Why not teaching Skype to not using Ports 80 and 443 in its configuration?

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Re: Problem installing XAMPP

Postby davcorwp » 11. February 2013 17:22

Hi! Not sure I understand your reply. Can ports for XAMPP not be changed and I have to figure out how to change Skype ports?

Regards,

David
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Re: Problem installing XAMPP

Postby Altrea » 11. February 2013 18:26

davcorwp wrote:Can ports for XAMPP not be changed

Sure you CAN, but you shouldn't, for very good reasons:
  • Port 80 is designated for HTTP kommunikation, port 443 for TLS/SSL. Skype is not a HTTP Daemon, so it shouldn't use these ports
  • Skype can run very well without these ports
  • If you change the ports for Apache, you have to add this port on the end of your domainnames (e.g. http://localhost:8080)
  • if you change the ports for Apache, it can break functionality of webapplications which are not designed for different ports

if you still want to change the Apache ports, you find plenty of descriptions with the help of the board search how to do so (all of them with better reasons then Skype i think).

davcorwp wrote:I have to figure out how to change Skype ports?

I think you will find it very fast in the Skype configuration. If not, there is again more then one thread at this board facing this tiny topic.

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Re: Problem installing XAMPP

Postby davcorwp » 11. February 2013 18:51

Thanks very much for your prompt and detailed reply. I have changed the Skype ports and at this time. Apache appears to be loaded and running.

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