Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.

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Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.

Postby thekerbey » 10. June 2016 01:31

Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
8:21:28 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
8:21:28 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
8:21:28 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
8:21:28 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
8:21:28 PM [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
8:21:28 PM [Apache] entire log window on the forums

The error logs and access logs are blank.

Install logs:

Installing Apache HTTP Server 2.x with
DomainName =
ServerName =
ServerAdmin =
ServerPort = 80
ServerSslPort = 443
ServerRoot = c:/Apache24
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-autoindex.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-default.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-multilang-errordoc.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-info.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-userdir.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-mpm.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/httpd.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/proxy-html.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-dav.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
to c:/Apache24/conf/original/extra/httpd-languages.conf
Rewrote docs/conf/extra/
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

This is my first time using/installing, admittedly, I have no idea what im doing. Please help.
Posts: 1
Joined: 10. June 2016 01:27
XAMPP version: 3.2.2
Operating System: w10

Re: Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.

Postby Ian1526 » 11. June 2016 15:24

I am also new to xampp had same problem visit the below link which solved it.
Hope it solves your prob.

Rgds Ian1526
Posts: 1
Joined: 11. June 2016 15:10
XAMPP version: 5.6.21
Operating System: Win 10

Re: Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.

Postby shaik adil » 19. June 2016 08:04

Hello...Here's the way to overcome the error... . Even i faced the same problem while starting the server.
There might be two problems:- 1. Your version might be mismatched. 2. Make sure all your 80,443 ports are free from access.
---> In my case, i was using bitnami backendless application which was using the port 80 and 443. hence uninstall the related application which uses the ports. :) :)
shaik adil
Posts: 1
Joined: 19. June 2016 07:56
XAMPP version: 3.2.2
Operating System: Windows 10

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