Conflict between Wamp server and IIS

Hi there,

I’m currently trying to get Wamp server running correctly which is basically a localhost with the option of running my computer as an Apache and/or PHP server locally to test my website development.

I’ve hit a conflict problem with my IIS settings in that both IIS and Wamp are attempting to use port 80. Please find a screenshot attached for further details of the error.

Please could someone help?



I don’t know IIS so my solution would be to change the port Apache listen to, default is port 80 but 8080 is just as good (or other port of your choice). Edit the Apache httpd.conf and change the line “Listen 80” to “Listen 8080”.

Hope that helps.

Type http://localhost:8080/ to access Apache’s local host.

Are you actually using IIS? If not then simply turn it off.

That’s what I did to get my localhost Apache to run.

I went to Settings and entered “services” in the search.

Clicked “View local services”.

Scrolled to “World Wide Web Publishing Services”.

Then right-clicked on it to “Stop”.


Hi all,

Excellent, thanks for your help! All is well now and Wamp is starting up correctly.
It would help if it was called something a bit less generic than World Wide Web Published Services" or was bundled in with IIS - guess a Microsoft thing? haha.

What would be the easiest way to set Wamp up as a startup program? I’ve tried looking within Task Manager but there’s no way to add a Startup.



In your start-menu if you have like an “Autostart” folder. Put a shortcut there.

Or open “Run” (try Win-key+r) and type “shell:startup” or “shell:common startup” for all users.

To control what starts at boot you could try “msconfig” in the “Run” dialog.


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