Skype using port 80!

Argh! Lately I’ve had some problems with my local development server. It just gave me a blank html when accessing localhost .. So, I reinstalled xampp (Apache+PHP+MySQL combo) – found out that didn’t fix anything. Took backup of all my htdocs and mysql data, uninstalled xampp completely (sort of knowing that xampp was messed up). Tried installing WAMP5 with same result.

netstat -a .. something isn’t right here.

Turns out the WAMP server gave me a sensible error message: “Port 80 is busy (might be Skype?)”

What is Skype doing occupying my port 80! Guess I’ll just have to remove it from startup.


Comment by Mary on 2007-05-14 08:51:59 +0000

You can configure Skype to use a different port. Check your Options.

Comment by Bjørge on 2008-05-27 15:39:10 +0000

Skype is evil! throwing holy water in all cardinal points

Comment by Alterlife on 2009-07-20 07:18:41 +0000

I feel your pain :) .

Skype for Linux fortunately doesn’t make this blunder.