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Newb Installing Apache/PHP Locally for Web Dev Port 80 vs 8080

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Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:44 PM

Hi there.
So this a very basic question, I'm on a Windows 64-bit machine, installing Apache and PHP to my local machine for web development purposes. 
So everything is fine, but in order to get to the "It Works!" page, I have to type in http://localhost:8080. That is what's configured in httpd.conf, Listen on 8080. But when I try Listen on 80, the browser says "This Page Can't Be Displayed". That is when I type either http://localhost or http://localhost:80.
I ran .bat file to check what was listening on port 80 and it's httpd.exe. Shouldn't I be able to access this page using just http://localhost?
Thank you for any insight.

Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 21 October 2016 - 04:18 PM.
Moved from Win 10 to Networking.

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

I currently don't have XAMPP or something similar installed on my system.

But maybe you should type localhost and not http://localhost

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:28 AM

You need edit httpd.conf file. Add or replace line with "Listen 80".

Edited by Sam00, 22 October 2016 - 07:54 PM.

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