Joomla installation/Joomla website on localhost using WAMP does not start. No error is reported in the logs file. I'm using

Windows 10
WAMP 3.1.4 (64 Bit)
Apache 2.4.35 Port 80- PHP 7.2.10
MySQL 5.7.14 Port 3306
MariaDB 10.3.9 Port 3307
Joomla 3.9.14 & Joomla 3.9.13 (used both but same results)
Chrome 83+
Firefox 77+

  • Is your wamp icon in the taskbar green? And what do you mean by "does not start"?
    – Lodder
    Jan 16 '20 at 8:29
  • Yes it was green and online, by "does not start" I meant that I entered the url of the Joomla it showed me ; The site can't be reached Jan 16 '20 at 16:26

I was able to solve the issue, upon debugging I found that port 80 was being used by another instance of httpd.exe, two instance of httpd.exe were running which was causing the issue. I resolved it by Using port 8080 instead of 80.

  • WAMP on OSX? OSX has its own httpd daemon running, but this is easily solved by setting the WAMP port and user:group WAMP apache runs as.
    – Grant G
    Jun 14 '20 at 20:45
  • I am using Windows 10. Jun 14 '20 at 23:23
  • I am happy to see that you have resolved your issue. As a matter of tidying up this page, please edit your question to contain the additional clues that you discovered. The question should contain ALL of the diagnostic details; the answer should state what was done to resolve the issue (and why the solution works -- when known). A complete question will be more likely to gather upvotes and invite high quality answers.
    – mickmackusa
    Jun 21 '20 at 4:59

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