Do I have to post in German? If so, I'm in trouble. I chose "english" as the forum language when I registed but I see German here. Aber, ich koenne nur ein bischen Deutsch.
Just in case English is OK, I'll ask my question.
Why can I not start Apache under Xampp? When I display the Xampp Control Panel, it shows the 3 Svc boxes (for Apache, MySQL and Filezilla checked and indicates that MySQL and Filezilla are running. When I click on the button to start Apache, I get the message "Busy. . . ERROR Apache service not started [-1]" Task Manager confirms that Apache is not running and that the other 2 are. I could post a screenshot if I knew how. Do I have to host the image somewhere before I can post it here?
I read the Xampp FAQ that I thought was relevant, and turned my WinXP firewall off and tried again with the same result. When I looked at the firewall exceptions, Apache was among them.
I am a complete an utter novice using Apache. I was a mainframe programmer back in the '70s and am now retired. I've recently started learning PHP and need a local server which led me to WAMP5, EasyPHP and maybe one or two more 'packages'. I've had trouble with each of them - usually with phpMyAdmin. I even tried to download and install Apache, PHP, and MySQL separately with no luck. On another forum, Xampp was recommended. I downloaded and installed it but can't get past this error.
Would really appreciate any help, guidance, references to on line how-to's etc.