WAMP, XAMPP and port # 80 !
Posted September 29, 2007on:
Day before yesterday I reinstalled my OS. So after reinstalling the OS I had to install WAMP [to continue the work] and Skype [to communicate with my project manager]. I was in numb for hours with WAMP. This tray icon won’t get bright anymore ! it kept showing yellow color and localhot didn’t run. I didn’t know what to do. Asked my friends, they couldn’t give me the proper solution. I uninstalled and reinstalled all shit. Nothing worked!! Went to command prompt just to see if I could do anything different way. Tried with “telnet” à”o” à“80” it said port 80 could not be connected. Then I tested port number 80 from WAMP tray icon. It says something like “port number 80 is used by something else <might be skype>”…What?? Skype?!? Then I remembered I read something about port # 80 and Skype!! but where I read it ?? uhmm…ohh I read it in hasin bhai’s blog. I read his post again and found the solution. Oh ya ! by that time I installed XAMPP ! Don’t know why but I just wanted to see if XAMPP works. Because I kept wasting my time to start working! Anyways, I had to quite my skype shit! And then ran the XAMPP. It RAN!!! Thx god I got the release. But hey! Another thing how about if I can run WAMP besides XAMPP?? Crazy idea i know. I know there is no necessity to use both at a time but had curiosity to see if I can make it work somehow. I started WAMP and tested port number 80. It said it was busy with XAMPP. Correct information. So I turned off the APACHE from XAMPP controller and tested the port # 80 again. It said “port number 80 is not actually used”… i know these both shits are same thing ….just with different interface..!!.well my curiosity was gone by that time. YET, I want to find out how to use both WAMP & XAMPP in the same pc. Let say I can turn off and on depending on my use. Any idea? I know it’s unnecessary, just because of my curiosity.
Ok, I uninstalled the XAMPP and stared WAMP again. Because I prefer WAMP than XAMPP. Now it’s running fine …..:)