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From Eimantas Vaiciunas <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Newbie Question: Ports & DNS on WinXP
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2004 06:30:08 GMT
On Sunday 01 August 2004 02:32, Chris Montgomery wrote:
> Howdy,
> I'm totally new to Apache. Installed 2.0.50 on my WinXP machine last
> night and have hit a snag right off.
> First, I seek some clarification on the Network Domain and Server
> Domain configs. I set these both to "localhost" rather than
> "" and "" since I will only run it for
> development purposes locally. Will using localhost work for these?
You cant tweak $WINDIR\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file with lines:
Then add virtual host (or main server) to your httpd.conf file.

> Second, for the "for whom to install" option, I selected "only for the
> Current User, on Port 8080, when started Manually" (since I also
> have IIS installed and running on port 80). Then, I realized I am
> already running PopFile on port 8080. Can I just select a port at
> random, or are there acceptable port numbers for running a web server?
> What would you recommend?
> Thanks in advance.
Again - since it's apache2 tweak your httpd.conf (Listen directive)


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