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WAMP localhost problem

Posted on 2010-08-14
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Hello,

I installed WAMPSERVER 2.0 on my laptop but when I browse to http://localhost/, a page running on IIS renders.

So, I did the following and it still did not work.
I opened up httpd.conf and made the following changes

Listen 80 -> Listen 8080
ServerName localhost:80 -> ServerName localhost:8080

When I browse to
http://localhost:8080/, it still does not work.

Any ideas of what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks!
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by:jhp333
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Try this in httpd.conf:
BindAddress *

And I think you need to omit the ":8080" part of ServerName
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these might seem stupid but they always get me.
1-make sure you refresh your browser on the page to make sure u see the active page and not the cached one.
2-make sure wamp set to online without any problem.
3-check the apache error log for erros to fix, copy and paste it here if u need help
4-check winwods application error logs for more details on errors and how to debug
5-make sure u not listening to poth ports on wamp
6-make sure there is a index.php/index.html files in c:\wamp\www

what are you getting when you browse to localhost:8080?
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by:jhp333
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If it still doesn't work, run the following command in cmd window:

netstat -nap tcp  | find "LINSTEN"

and see if 127.0.0.1:8080 is listed.
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by:Isaac
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Here's the error I get in IE.  
 The website declined to show this webpage  HTTP 403

Google chrome is a little bit more descriptive

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access / on this server.

Also, I browsed to "http://localhost:8080/phpmyadmin/" and it rendered to the page but there was an error at the bottom.  See image:
Capture.PNG
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by:m3hran
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phpmyadmin is fine, that is normal.

things to check under httpd.conf

listen 8080
documentroot "c:/wamp/www" (index file in there)
<directory "c:/wamp/www/">

what do u have in c:/wamp/www? is it php or html?
does wamp show its online ? on the tast icon list next to the clock wamp should be solid white ?

did ur page originally show up on port 80 with out issues?

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by:jhp333
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HTTP 403 - It's #6 of m3hran's list.

phpmyadmin issue is a separate problem. It's about the security settings of MySQL server. Follow the instructions on the screen - create a password for MySQL root account.
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by:Tekati68
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Put all your settings back.

Go in to services and turn off the IIS Webserver and restart WAMP.

That will give you the least amount of grief going forward.
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by:Isaac
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If I turn of IIS webserver, will that affect me debugging in Visual Studio 2008?
Thanks
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by:Isaac
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I put all the settings back,turned off IIS and restarted Apache.

Now I get this error:

Forbidden
You don't have permission to access / on this server
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Hi,

Please check your apache log file for the exact reason. Sometimes it might be due to wrong permission / ownership of your files/folders.
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also turn off windows firewall
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by:Isaac
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In addition to all these things, I uninstalled WAMP and reinstalled it using my admin account.  Everything works great now.

Thanks.
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