Alex Alex - 1 month ago 17x
Apache Configuration Question

How to stop vmware port error of 443 on XAMPP Control panel v3.2.1

When I run XAMPP Control Panel v3.2.1 I get this error

07:37:24 [Apache] Problem detected!

07:37:24 [Apache] Port 443 in use by ""C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe" -u "C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\config.xml"" with PID 2148!

07:37:24 [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!

07:37:24 [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application

07:37:24 [Apache] or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port

I could not fix it myself. Getting help soon will be thankful.


Here is the solution step-by-step:

  1. Open up httpd-ssl.conf in path2xampp\apache\conf\extra
  2. Look for the line Listen 443
  3. Change port number to anything you want. I use 4430. ex. Listen 4430.
  4. Replace every 443 string in that file with 4430.
  5. Save the file.