[FIX] Port 443 used by VMWARE, XAMPP & APACHE

After we install xampp in windows, then when try to start APACHE, it can't be started. Problem similar to below will be shown.

Problem detected!
2:26:07 AM [Apache] Port 443 in use by ""C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-hostd.exe" -u "C:\ProgramData\VMware\hostd\config.xml"" with PID 3248!
2:26:07 AM [Apache] Apache WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
2:26:07 AM [Apache] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
2:26:07 AM [Apache] or reconfigure Apache and the Control Panel to listen on a different port 

Now, to solve this issue "Port 443 used by VMWARE" in xampp while starting APACHE, please follow these steps.

  • Click "config" right of APACHE (after you open xampp)
  • Click "Apache (httpd-ssl.conf)"
  • In notepad, file will be opened.
  • Find LISTEN 443
  • And edit port number. For example, I added zero and made it 4430. Look below.

# When we also provide SSL we have to listen to the
# standard HTTP port (see above) and to the HTTPS port
Listen 4430

  • Now, save that notepad file and try starting Apache again.
  • This will solve the issue.
  • If not solved, then please comment below, I will reply and try to help you as soon as possible.

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[FIX] Port 443 used by VMWARE, XAMPP & APACHE

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