How can I open port 80 so that Apache will work?

Wayne December 23, 2011
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I can’t get Apache to work because port 80 is in use by Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0. How do I disable that so Apache will work?

  1. RaulM
    February 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    First, be sure you dont use Skype or Teamviewer. These two applications uses port 80. After your apache server starts you can start again skype or teamviewer if you need them.
    Second stop IIS (which comes with Windows by default). You can stop IIS with cmd line "netset stop" or "iisreset /stop" (for Windows 7).

  2. Anonymous
    December 23, 2011 at 8:23 am

    try port 8080
    1) Open your WAMP installation directory2) Navigate to the conf directory3) Open your httpd.conf file4) Search for "Port 80"5) Change the port to  "8080"6) Restart apache

    Edit wamp's httpd.conf to set the server port to a different port number (eg. 8080) and point your browser to http://localhost:8080/ for wamp, and to http://localhost/ for MS HTTP

    or Stop running, and uninstall, MS HTTP.

    Control Panel, Uninstall Programs, Turn Widows Features On or Off, uncheck Internet Information Services