You cannot install or start the service when using Apache with WAMP.
You get the following messages:
- Test port 80
- Your Port 80 is actually used by: Information not available (might be Skype).
- Install Service
- Cannot install the Apache service, please stop this application and try again.
Before you try these (as I did):
- disable Skype.
- disable NIS (Norton Internet Security).
- disable IIS (Internet Information Service).
- change your Firewall settings (Norton, McAfee, Windows, ...).
- turn-off all services that could use port 80.
- change the string "Listen 80" in the httpd.conf file to something else.
- re-install WAMP without the PHP4 add-on.
- re-install WAMP without the MySQL add-on.
- re-install WAMP alone many times.
- re-boot Windows many times.
Check your ".conf" files.
It turned out that in my case, the problem was simply related to a typo in a file for one of my aliases. I had forgotten a "#" at the beginning of a comment line.
On one line I had this:
instead of this:
It is the missing octothorpe - or pound key (#) - in that .conf file that stopped the service and made the "test port 80" option fail.
I looked all over the Web and didn't find anything (document or post) that relates these specific issues to "typos" in configuration files. So I hope this is the solution to your problem.
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