Using Apache for testing?

I was using Xampp but started having port problems with my existing remote softwares so I wish to use only Apache because I am being told I can configure it to use any port I should choose during installation? If so, I have just finished studying Php and only wish to use Apache to practice some php exercises, I am confused about exactly which download I should use, can any one help with this please?

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        Unix Source: httpd-2.2.19.tar.gz [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
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        Win32 Binary without crypto (no mod_ssl) (MSI Installer): httpd-2.2.19-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
        Win32 Binary including OpenSSL 0.9.8r (MSI Installer): httpd-2.2.19-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8r.msi [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]
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What OS are you on?
Also, I’m pretty sure you can change the port in Xamp as well. Just look for the file called httpd.conf, look for the line that says Listen 80 and change that 80 to the port number you want, and then restart Apache (or Xamp).

I am using Vista. Ok, I will try xampp again and see if my remote system still works after configuring the port, get back to you, thanks.

No it doesn’t work with xampp installed even though I changed the port in Apache to port 50 so I’ll have to try installing Apache alone, can you tell me which version I should use please?

What are you trying do? I’m fairly certain that if Xamp doesn’t do what you want, then Apache also won’t, since Xamp is using Apache …

Anyway, you’d probably want this one:

Win32 Binary without crypto (no mod_ssl) (MSI Installer): httpd-2.2.19-win32-x86-no_ssl.msi [PGP] [MD5] [SHA1]

Unless you want to support SSL (https), then you need to pick the one below that.