If you use the awesome XAMPP control panel from Apache Friends for setting up local test servers and have Skype running on your PC you may find your Apache service a tad unresponsive.
When trying to start the Apache service you will see a message appear confirming ‘Apache started [Port 80]’, but what you won’t see is a comforting green dialogue box confirming that the Apache service is indeed running:
So what’s up? Well Skype is already hogging Port 80 so we need to kindly ‘de-port’ it (sigh). To settle the dispute and restore order to your PC simply fire up Syke and change the following setting:
Tools > Options > Advanced > Connection
In the associated dialogue box you need to un-check the radio box labelled ‘Use port 80 and 433 as alternatives for incoming connections’:
Once that’s done just restart Skype and you should be able to run your local testing servers and make cheap internet calls all at the same time!Tags: skype, xampp
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