Apache Web Server Stopped Xampp Mac

After 48 hours of research, I found this working solution, I found the solution here: disable OSX's built-in Apache server. Sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache.httpd.plist. This allowed XAMPP to start on 80, while POW runs on 20559. Improve this answer.

  • Welcome to XAMPP for Mac OS X. XAMPP for Mac OS X is the simplest, most practical and most complete webserver solution for Mac OS X. The distribution includes an Apache 2 web server, integrated with the latest builds of MySQL, PHP (both 4 and 5) and Perl.
  • To start Apache web server again, enter: sudo apachectl start OR sudo apachectl -k start. To restart apache web server, enter: sudo apachectl restart OR sudo apachectl -k restart. To run a configuration file syntax test. Sudo apachectl configtest. To reload apache web server after editing the config file. First edit the config file, run.
I'm having trouble running the Apache Web Server.
Just downloaded the XAMPP version 7.0.13 / PHP 7.0.13 to my mac (running OS X Yosemite).
In the XAMPP Manager
Under the tab 'Manage Servers'
Server Status
MySQL Database Running
ProFTD Running
Apache Web Server Stopped
I have followed directions found on youtube and elswhere to update the Port #. I did this process manually with httpd.conf file, for the Port and httpd-ssl.conf local host. Then, restarted the manager-osx.
In my Web Browser
When I type 'localhost' in the web browser, the screen returns 'It works!'
When I type 'locahhost/phpmyadmin' in the web browser, the page returns 'Not Found. The requested URL /phpmyadmin was not found on this server.'
In the XAMPP Manager
I'm returning the same result. 1. highlight Apache 2. Click Start, 3. Server status momentarily 'starting..' for 4 seconds, 4. Stopped
Alternatively, in the terminal (command line), when I type 'sudo opt/lampp/lampp start' input password, the result is 'sudo: opt/lampp/lampp: command not found'
If you have any suggestions how to resolve this error, please let me know your thoughts.

XAMPP is a free distribution package that makes it easy to install Apache Web Server, PHP, PEAR, and MySQL. Before installing XAMPP, you should turn off any other web servers and instances of MySQL you have running on your Mac.

XAMPP is a free distribution package that makes it easy to install Apache Web Server, PHP, PEAR, and MySQL. Before installing XAMPP, you should turn off any other web servers and instances of MySQL you have running on your Mac.

Installing XAMPP on a Mac

  1. Download XAMPP for Mac OSX - Be sure to select the proper version of PHP. For Webucator classes, any version after 5 will be fine.
  2. Open the downloaded file (the DMG-Image).
  3. Drag and drop the XAMPP folder into your Applications folder.

Starting XAMPP on OSX

To start XAMPP simply open XAMPP Control (by going to /Applications/XAMPP/manager-osx.app in Finder) and start Apache and MySQL on the Manage Servers tab.

If MySQL Does Not Start

If your MySQL server isn't starting, you may need to set the permissions for it using Terminal with this command:

Testing your OSX XAMPP Installation

In your web browser, go to http://localhost. You should see the start page of XAMPP:

Class File Permissions

  1. Cmd+click on the ApplicationsXAMPPxamppfileshtdocs folder and select 'Get Info'.
  2. If the lock symbol at the bottom indicates that this information is locked, click the lock icon to unlock, and enter your user credentials.
  3. Once the settings are unlocked, choose 'everyone' under 'Sharing & Permissions' and change the option to 'Read & Write'.

Class Files

  1. Download the class files.
  2. After downloading the class files, navigate to ApplicationsXAMPPxamppfileshtdocs and create a new folder named Webucator and extract your class files in that folder.

Setting the MySQL Password on Macs

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  1. The PHP files use 'pwdpwd' for the MySQL root password, while the default password is NO password.
  2. Change the password to pwdpwd by opening Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal) and enter:

You will be asked to enter your Mac password; enter it and press enter. Then you will be asked if you want to set a password for your XAMPP pages, then for MySQL, and then for MySQL/phpMyAdmin user..to all of these just type 'n' for no and press enter.

Then it will say:

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Xampp Apache

  1. Enter 'y' for 'yes, let me set a password for the root user' and press Enter
  2. Enter the password pwdpwd. You will be asked to enter it again for confirmation.
  3. Quit Terminal (Cmd+Q) and restart Apache and MySQL using the XAMPP Control Panel.

Testing phpMyAdmin

  1. Go to http://localhost
  2. Click on phpMyAdmin under Tools
  3. Enter 'root' for username
  4. Enter 'pwdpwd' for password
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You should be able to get in.

Installing Northwind Database using XAMPP

NOTE: you should download the class files below before following these instructions, as it contains the Northwinds Database file(s).

  1. To install the Northwind database used in class, click on the 'phpMyAdmin' link on the left navigation bar of the XAMPP home page. That should take you to http://localhost/phpmyadmin.
  2. If it asks you to login, the username is root and the password is blank (unless you have already changed it to something else, like pwdpwd).
  3. On that page, click on the Import link under the Localhost heading.
  4. Browse to the Northwind-MySQL.sql file in your class files.
  5. Click the Go button on the bottom right of the page.
  6. You should get a Success message and Northwind should be added to the Database dropdown menu on the upper left of the page.

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Designate your testing server in Dreamweaver

NOTE: The following only applies if you are using Dreamweaver. If you are not, please ignore this section.

  1. Go to Site > New Site.
  2. In the Site Setup dialog, fill in the Site Name (e.g., PHP) and browse to the Local Site Folder (e.g., ApplicationsXAMPPxamppfileshtdocs).
  3. Choose the Servers tab.
  4. At the bottom of the box on the right, click +.
  5. On the Basic tab, provide a Server Name, set Connect using to Local/Network, ensure the Server Folder matches the local site folder you specified in step 2, and set the Web URL to http://localhost/Webucator/ClassFiles/.
  6. Click the Advanced button.
  7. In the Server Model field, select PHP MySQL.
  8. Click Save. The server should appear in the table on the Servers tab.
  9. Make sure that both the Remote and Testing checkboxes are checked.
  10. Click Save.

Testing PHP Files

Apache Web Server Stopped Xampp Machine

Apache Web Server Stopped Xampp Mac

All your class files should be located in ApplicationsXAMPPxamppfileshtdocsWebucatorClassFiles

2 Methods for Testing Files in Browser

To test any of the class files in your browser, say ApplicationsXAMPPxamppfileshtdocsWebucatorClassFilesPHPBasicsDemosHelloWorld.php, you can use 1 of 2 methods:

Method 1:

  • Go to http://localhost/Webucator/ClassFiles/PHPBasics/Demos/HelloWorld.php in your web browser.
  • Follow the same pattern to view all other class files; basically the ApplicationsXAMPPxamppfileshtdocs gets changed to http://localhost/

Apache Web Server Tutorial

Method 2:

Apache Cannot Start In Xampp

  • Go to http://localhost/Webucator/ClassFiles/ in your web browser.
  • Bookmark that page in your browser for easy access to it from now on.
  • From there, you can see all the lesson folders and drill down to any class file for testing/viewing

And that's it

Configure Apache Server On Mac

Happy Mac XAMPPing!