Skype and a web server


If you would like to use Skype together with a web server (e.g. Apache2 from the xampp package) on your PC. You may wonder why it doesn't start.

The answer is simple - Skype. You will have to reconfigure Skype. By default Skype occupies ports 80 and 443, which at the same time are default ports for HTTP (80) and HTTPS (443) traffic and therefore required by almost every default web server configuration.

Screen below shows the proper Skype configuration. As you noticed - Skype is not in English but in German but icons, positioning and port numbers are the same.

Skype configuration

Windows version is affected, Linux version is not.

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