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From John Hudak <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Total newbie to Apache Web Server with start up issue
Date Tue, 22 Mar 2011 22:09:40 GMT
With all due respect, but have you looked for any How-To's for your specific
I would also try searching for related concerns, such as 'Starting Apache
under XAMPP' or 'Starting Apache' or 'Configuring Apache' get
the idea..
Thirdly, there is the Apache website and associated documentation you could
(I personally go there as a last resort because it often is way too detailed
or the docs are very focused on a particular thing-however, if you find
something you don't understand from the first two searches, the Apache site
is great for explaining the specifics.

Having said all that....I am not very familiar at all with XAMPP.  It
basically sits on top of Apache (and other apps) providing a unified
interface so to speak.  I'd look specifically at topics about configuring
and running Apache.

WRT opening ports in XP, you can try the following:

1. Click on your start button -> My Network Places. On the left you will see
Network Tasks. Click on View Network Connections.

2  Right click on the Local Area Connection, or right click on 1394 if you
use a wireless connection. Select properties from the drop-down menu. At the
top of the Local Area Connection properties box -> Advanced-> Settings
button under Windows Firewall. If your settings button is not available that
means that all the ports on your computer are automatically opened.

3. After you click the Settings button under Windows
click the Advanced button -> Settings button to the right of Local Area
Connection (or to the right of 1394). Under the Advanced Settings tab -> Add
button at the bottom.

4. This will take you to the Service Settings box. In the Description box,
type a name, any name, preferably one that coincides with the reason you
want to open this port. For example, PSP Port 1234. In the Name or IP
address of the computer hosting this service on your network box, type In the External port and Internal port boxes, type the port
number. Click either TCP  and then click OK, and you have now opened the
port and are ready to go online.
Hope this helps.

On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:54 PM, cipher crypted

> Greetings,
> First, I apologize in advance to anyone and everyone involved that I will
> insult, confuse, agitate, etc, if my email is NOT up to the standards
> documented on your site. I've read briefly your guidelines for posting and
> for users obtaining information regarding their issues, questions, etc, and
> quite frankly, I would pass out trying to find answers and support to my
> question in the labyrinth that is your site, before I would actually find my
> answers. So, I'm praying this email will get the ball rolling for the
> support I need.
> Second, my issue. As the subject states, I am completely new to your web
> server project and recently downloaded your server as part of a software
> bundle named 'XAMPP'. I have posted my issue on their forums and I
> understand what I'm supposed to do, I just cant figure out how to do it on
> my system.
> Apache is NOT running on my system, according to the XAMPP control panel
> which would indicate if it was running by displaying the word 'running' with
> a green-colored background. MySql server is running perfectly and is
> displayed as such as I mentioned above.
> I have performed netstat commands on DOS and have located port 80 (I'm told
> should be used for Apache), and I've been told port 443 should also be used
> for Apache, but I have not been able to find this port on DOS (the closest
> port number I always see is 445). Every time I check processes running on my
> system on Task Manager, I find TWO Apache.exe processes running, but only
> ONE is reflected in netstat's results. I did mention this to XAMPP support
> and they told me one is or should be the daemon process. Is there a GUI in
> Windows for locating ports and assigning them? I found this running IIS, but
> disabled IIS to install XAMPP as my XP Home Edition OS does not include
> IISS, and I can't to save my life find a GUI in Windows to assign ports to
> other processes that may be blocking the port(s) I need to run Apache.
> The original and ONLY error message I'm basing my issue on is a 'The
> requested URL /helloWorld.php was not found on this server.' I'm sure many
> of you are familiar with the rest of this message which notes version 1.3.24
> and port 80 in it.
> This is my only use for your server, coding in PHP for web design and
> web-based services. My apologies again, if I've now "hurt" anyone with this
> sentence.
> So, finally, my question, how can I get Apache started and keep it running
> on my system? As I mentioned in the beginning, I pray I've provided as much
> information as possible to be worthy of receiving support for my
> question/issue.
> Best regards.
> Thank you and God bless all!
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