Xampp server is one of the most popular Apache, PHP and MySQl server used by the PHP developers to develop and test their website. If you have installed the Xampp server on your Windows 10 computer and not able to start the Apache server then follow the steps given in this tutorial.
I have installed the Xampp server on Windows 10 and it was giving following error when I tried to start the apache server:
12:59:56 PM [Apache] Status change detected: stopped
12:59:56 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
12:59:56 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
12:59:56 PM [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
12:59:56 PM [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
12:59:56 PM [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
12:59:56 PM [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
12:59:56 PM [Apache] entire log window on the forums
If you see the log message you will be find that the error is due to blocked port or other issues. In most of the cases the port number is available as it is bind to World Wide web publishing services in Windows 10. So you can either stop the world wide web publishing-service or change the port number of Apache.
Following video shows you how to change the port number of Apache to solve the error "Apache shutdown unexpectedly ":
Here is the video of “Xampp, Apache starting Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly - Error solved”:
The other method is to stop the World Wide web publishing services in Windows 10 and the start the Xampp.
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