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Bad Request (Invalid Hostname) in apache localhost

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I have apache and php installed on my local machine, but when I tried accessing it today I got a bad request invalid hostname error.
I have to manually start apache since I don't need it running most of the time, but today when I try starting it up I see it flash open and then immediately closes. But I am not getting a server not found like I would think that I would see if it was a problem with apache not being started.
I check the apache error logs but I don't see any errors.
I am running apache off of port 8080 and the httpd.conf file still has Listen 8080 and
ServerName localhost:8080 listed and this is what it has been for a while and was working last week sometime and I haven't changed anything that I know of.
Any ideas about what I should check would be greatly appreciated.
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