Ubuntu – Cannot start XAMPP


When I try to start XAMPP with /opt/lampp/lampp start command it gives me a message like this.

Starting XAMPP for Linux 1.7.7...
XAMPP: Another web server daemon is already running.
XAMPP: XAMPP-MySQL is already running.
XAMPP: XAMPP-ProFTPD is already running.
XAMPP for Linux started.

Best Answer

I have similar problem and found the issue caused another service already running on port 443 (SSL).

Check running listener: sudo netstat -tunap | grep LISTEN, Mine got vmware-hostd and cupsd listed.

Refer to http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-linux.html , we need turn of lamp's SSL service using this command: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp stopssl , the command deactivates the SSL support permanently.

Now you can start xampp: sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start

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