WAMP and Skype both use ports 443 and 80 by default. If you have Skype open (or a third party skype tool that uses the skypekit.exe) and try to use WAMP then you’ll be able to bring your server online but you won’t be able to start services fully. Here’s the fix:
- Head into Skype options and uncheck the box that says “Use ports 80 and 443 as alternative for incoming connections”.
- Close and Open Skype.
- Restart Services on WAMP
EDIT: I’ve seen issues where restarting services doesn’t free up the ports. Reboot if you need to.
I’m sure there are other methods of getting around this, but this is the easiest without having to mess around with ports and the like. Let me know if you have any other ways to get around this in the comments. I’d like to hear them.