I have downloaded a number of opensource programs to play around with on my system, but there seem to be giving me problems in the use of apache as a server. I am on Windows XP, and recently when trying out ruby on rails, I changed the port to 8088 and that worked ok. But I noticed that I have a number of apache.exe files on my hard drive. I have one in the instantrails dir, one in the typo3 dir, and recently when I tried my hand on symphony, I just couldn't get it to work. With the multiple apache.exe files I am at a lost at to what to tweak. I also have a number of apache.conf files on the hard drive.
Is there a way to have apache in one central location, so that it would work with any open source software?