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zack mathews

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Posted on    May-25-2016 3:51 AM

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I have just installed XAMPP, and when I am trying to start my Apache server in the XAMPP Control Panel, I got the following errors:

Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
3:48:51 PM  [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies, 
3:48:51 PM  [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
3:48:51 PM  [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
3:48:51 PM  [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
3:48:51 PM  [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
3:48:51 PM  [Apache] entire log window on the forums

Please help..How to fix it.

Uttam Misra

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Posted on    May-25-2016 4:15 AM

Here you go:

If Skype is installed on your machine, then follow following steps:
Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connection.

Disable the "Use port 80 and 443 for alternatives for incoming connections"

Sign Out and Close all Skype windows. Then restart your Apache Server.


Change the port of Apache Server , by default it is "80", you can change to "82"
same changes needed in config file "httpd.conf" 

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