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I want to start XAMPP Apache server but it terminal it says that another web server daemon is already running. So I want to find out how to turn off it or so.

When I go to localhost I get following message:

It works!

This is the default web page for this server.

The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.

When I go to localhost/index.php I get this message:

Not Found

The requested URL /index.php was not found on this server.

Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at localhost Port 80

But it worked when I was starting XAMPP Apache and going to localhost earlier, it would open my index.php page and now I can't start it.

I'm not sure if that webserver is Apache, but I'm just telling what happens when I go to localhost

So what I should do? I am using Ubuntu 10.04

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Well XAMPP is an all in one package which brings its own apache with it. But Ubuntu has all these packages in its main repository, so I would suggest you opt to use Ubuntu packages to setup your server (There are How-To's online, e.g. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ApacheMySQLPHP)

Another option is to remove the Ubuntu provided Apache:

sudo aptitude purge apache2

You can then try to start XAMPP again and connect to your local webserver.

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@Thomas, I think Ubuntu 10.04 doesnt use upstart scripts for apache. Try sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop instead –  falstaff Sep 8 '11 at 12:51
    
But one week ago everything was fine, and I was just starting XAMPP and it worked, so it means something happened, maybe I installed something or so –  Templar Sep 8 '11 at 12:51
    
The command sudo aptitude purge apache2 should remove those packages (sorry, I forgot the two at the end) –  falstaff Sep 8 '11 at 12:53
    
sudo service apache2 stop worked –  Templar Sep 8 '11 at 12:54
    
This stopped your apache2 service. You will have the problem again when you reboot your system next time. You can permanently remove Ubuntu's apache using sudo aptitude purge apache2... –  falstaff Sep 8 '11 at 13:00
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sudo service apache stop

You might try to remove the apache package.

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I get apache: unrecognized service maybe it's not apache I don't know –  Templar Sep 8 '11 at 12:47
    
I is apache - see the error message you get when you try to get localhost/index.php. The servie name could be apache2 - take a look at /etc/init.d/ to find out. –  Thomas Sep 8 '11 at 12:49
    
yeah sudo service apache2 stop worked and now I started XAMPP and everything's fine –  Templar Sep 8 '11 at 12:55
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sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp restart
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