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 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 – Bilal Kabeer Butt Jan 16 at 16:26
  • @BilalKabeerButt The edit by Thiago was very minor and falls in the "grey area" of whether or not an edit is "valuable". If the edit merely changed the lower to upper case, then I would agree to the Rejection of the suggested edit. Also, when there are very few changes proposed, the edit is also justifiably Rejected. In this case, Thiago's edit changed the case AND improved the quality of the English used in the post. For this reason, I have re-approved (Rolled back your rollback) so that your question contains proper English. I will ask that you not perpetuate a rollback war. – mickmackusa Jun 21 at 4:55
  • Please remember to accept your answer so that the system deems this page as resolved. – mickmackusa Jun 21 at 4:56

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.

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  • 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 at 20:45
  • I am using Windows 10. – Bilal Kabeer Butt Jun 14 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 at 4:59
  • Please accept your answer so that this page is marked as resolved within the system. @BilalKabeerButt – mickmackusa Jul 13 at 22:00

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