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I have installed Apache 2.x.x. But right now I have uninstalled it from my pc. I try to install XAMPP, but the apache could not installed correctly.

Error: Could not bind to address

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You have something running on the pot 443 - to see what issue the command netstat -lanp and look for what local address ''. The last field tells what program is bound to the port. – Kimvais Feb 1 '10 at 10:15

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It appears another process is bound to tcp port 443. You can either change the configuration for that process to use a different port or change your Apache config to use something other than 443.

To find which process is using port 443, you can use lsof -i :443

To change the port that Apache uses, edit your conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf file. Change any instances of "443" to "8443" (or whichever available port you prefer)

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Did you start your service as root ? 443 port is before 1024, so it is reserved to root user. Check if something run on 443 port, with netstat -pntl | grep 443 (with root user)

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Try changing your address from to

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His IP address isn't - it's a virtual address – Jon Rhoades Mar 17 '10 at 10:13

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