Failed Apache Startup (Skype Conflict)

For the past few days, I’ve been puzzled why there are times when my Apache Server would not start up properly.

Below is the message that I’ve been getting from the Windows Application Event Log:

The Apache service named  reported the following error: (OS 10048) Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted.  : make_sock: could not bind to address 127.0.0.1:80.

As it turns out, my Skype installation was conflicting with Apache (thanks to this post).

You can resolve this conflict by going to Skype’s Tools > Options > Advanced > Connection settings.

Make sure to un-check the “Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections”.

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1 Comment »

  1. Michael said

    Excellent. thank you. saved a lot of time. well done.

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