How to solve “Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly”?

XAMPP Log Error

16:50:25  [Apache]     Status change detected: running
16:50:26  [Apache]     Status change detected: stopped
16:50:26  [Apache]     Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
16:50:26  [Apache]     This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
16:50:26  [Apache]     improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
16:50:26  [Apache]     Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
16:50:26  [Apache]     the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
16:50:26  [Apache]     If you need more help, copy and post this
16:50:26  [Apache]     entire log window on the forums

how to solve above log ?

Folder Location

Make sure the location of the XAMPP folder is outside the drive. Basically xampp only reads from your drive letter. for example:


Changing Port

  • Try changing port.

in Control Panel change apache port 80 -> 8081, 443 -> 4433
How to solve Error Apache shutdown unexpectedly updated 2022 | WMI -

  • Open folder D:\xampp\apache\conf\extra and open all conf files one by one. (change D: with your drive letter)

Find <VirtualHost _default_:443> and change it to <VirtualHost _default_:4443>.

Find ServerName localhost:443. It’s possible that this hasn’t been set up yet and it reads ServerName In any case, change it to ServerName localhost:4443.

Restart XAMPP

  • Stop and Start apache
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