I’m trying to start XAMPP Control Panel, but I got these error messages:
Port 80 in use by "c:\program files (x86)\skype\phone\skype.exe"!
Port 443 in use by "c:\program files (x86)\skype\phone\skype.exe"!
The easiest way to solve this XAMPP problem is shutdown your Skype, and restart your XAMPP Control Panel. But that is not a smart solution.
So how to solve this port in use issue? In Skype Options: [Connection] , there is a check-box labelled
Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections. This is the root problem, so simply clear / unchecked it and save. You may need to restart Skype.
Restart your XAMPP Control Panel, and the error message is now gone! Try to start Apache, and succeeded. 🙂
What if the port is not used by Skype, but by other applications such as TeamViewer? If so, then XAMPP have to use another port.
How to change Apache default port in XAMPP?
From XAMPP Control Panel, under Apache, click the
Config button, and select the Apache (httpd.conf).
httpd.conf file, find line that says
And change the 80 into any number / port you want. In this example I’m using port 8080.
Still from the httpd.conf file, find another line that says
And change 80 to 8080.
Next step, still from XAMPP Control Panel, under Apache, click the
Config button again, but this time select the Apache (httpd-ssl.conf). Inside the
httpd-ssl.conf file, find line that says
And change the 443 into any number / port you want. I’ll using 4433 as the new port number.
Still from the
httpd-ssl.conf file, find another line that says
And change 443 to 4433.
Remember to save
httpd.conf file and
httpd-ssl.conf after you make some changes.
Now it’s time to fire-up our Apache in XAMPP Control Panel. If your doing good on editing those files, you should see that Apache is running and the port number has changed to 8080 and 4433.