user3184290 user3184290 - 1 month ago 5
Apache Configuration Question

Apache service is not getting started , 80 port blocked or used

Suddenly i faced the above issued mentioned in the title , I clicked on the start service in xamp software for starting of with Apache sever but i couldnt , Below is what the error was throw up with

Problem detected!
5:55:26 PM [Apache] Port 80 in use by "Unable to open process" with PID 4!
5:55:26 PM [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
5:55:26 PM [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
5:55:26 PM [Apache] or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port


And Yes i have tried methods ,Event i can't find web development agent in services msc

I don't know what to do , A help will be great .

Answer

You've got a program running on port 80 already, so apache cant bind to that port,
Skype is one of those programs, tell Skype to use a different port in it's settings, or simply close it.

If its not skype try running: netstat -a -b in console (cmd) to see what program is using port 80, then close it.

You could also run resmon.exe as this has an easier interface.