Which testing server are you using?
Is your testing server running all processes?
Do you have Skype on your system?
I'm not familiar with PHP sorry. I'm running the software that came packaged with BitNami WordPress Stack - phptest.php tells me Server API is Apache 2.0 Handler, PHP API 20090626. I just installed it out of the box and use default settings.
Where can I look to better answer your question and determine which processes are running please?
I have tried turning off Skype but to no avail.
Thanks for your help.
I use WAMP server.
If you have Skype installed, it's possible there is a port conflict with your local testing server. Try these steps.
Skype reserves port 80 for its incoming connection which conflicts with WAMP, so simply configure Skype to use another port by doing the following:
In Skype go to Tools | Options | Advanced | Connection uncheck the option --> Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections, that's it.
For this change to take effect restart Skype and Restart all services on WAMP by doing the following:
Left-click WAMP tray icon > Restart All Services"
I have looked and my Skype already had that option unchecked. So hopefully Skype can be eliminated?
Quite honestly, I know nothing about BitNami or what it installs by default. I'm guessing it gives you an open source server similar to WAMP, XAMPP or MAMP (they're all pretty much the same).
Have a look at the following links:
Setting up a PHP environment in Dreamweaver
Building your first dynamic website – Part 1: Setting up your site and database connection
Very helpful thank you. I finally installed XAMPP and all is functioning,
presumably something corrupted on my first attempt.
Many thanks for your help.
Glad you got it all sorted.