Error starting Apache in XAMPP

Apache work on port 80 by default and https work on 443. If you are running some applications which are using these ports already, then apache will give error and will not start..

Just open

And find

And change to

Then open


Change to

Try to start apache now, it should work fine.

p.s. It is not necessary to use port 85 and 4443, you can use any port for them as you want

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shk is a DevOps engineer with more than 12 years of experience in different organizations. He enthusiastic about learning new technologies and shares his knowledge through his blogs.


  1. why not use wamp instead of xamp?

  2. Interesting article. The article took a lot of thought, which

    makes reading it more interesting. I may return and take a look at what

    else you have to write.

  3. Awesome, Changing config file starts apache service without any problem.

    Thanks dude.

  4. srinivas says

    helped a lot 🙂

  5. just download this free tool CurrPorts . it tell you which application using this your 443 port or whatever it is. and you just stop t he process.

    second thing is if it show you the port is busy then go task manager and go to process and see the port number and the process which holds the port .just stop process and its done .its applicable in case of error: os 10048

    now enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  6. great stuff

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