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ricem84
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Hello. I am very very inexperienced with this Apache server stuff. Basically, all I did was install it so far.

When I run the server, the black screen goes up and immediately goes away, giving me no chance to type anything.

Note: I changed all the 80 ports to 8080. I forget why.

My error log is:

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [warn] pid file C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/logs/httpd.pid overwritten -- Unclean shutdown of previous Apache run?

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Apache/2.2.8 (Win32) PHP/5.2.6 configured -- resuming normal operations

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Server built: Jan 18 2008 00:37:19

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Parent: Created child process 2908

httpd.exe: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 192.168.1.102 for ServerName
httpd.exe: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 192.168.1.102 for ServerName

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Child 2908: Child process is running

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Child 2908: Acquired the start mutex.

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Child 2908: Starting 64 worker threads.

[Fri Nov 07 15:03:17 2008] [notice] Child 2908: Starting thread to listen on port 80.


Can anyone tell me what's wrong?
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techAdmin
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Well, you had enough sense to post meaningful logs, that already puts you far ahead.

Note that apache is listening at port 80, not 8080.

I'm not really up on apache in windows though, but it sounds to me like it's running fine.

I don't know where apache windows main site directory is, but usually if you type in this to a browser: localhost

or 127.0.0.1 it will show the apache welcome page by default if it's running. If you see it, apache is fine, and you have to go the next steps to learn what to do with it.


The next step is to create a page, index.htm, with some content, and put it in that web directory, and then do: localhost/ and see if you see it.

After that, you're looking at a fairly sharp learning curve to get to understand the basics, but personally, I wouldn't try to run apache on windows any more, it's much more pleasant on linux, but that's another learned curve, heh...
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ricem84
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I changed all the port 8080s to port 80s, and the error log says "Child 2840: Starting thread to listen on port 8080." It's not a problem so far. I just don't know why it does that.

What about "httpd.exe: Could not reliably determine the server's fully qualified domain name, using 192.168.1.102 for ServerName ?" Is that a problem? Is that something I need to specify that needs to exist, such as a domain name I registered? Can I just leave it using 192.168.1.102

What about the screen flashing? I can't enter anything there because it just goes up and then down.
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