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Windows could not start the Apache2 on Local Computer

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Some of the local sites on my pc is not working. When i tried to access, its showing like

Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at

The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

So I tried to restart the Apache and getting the following error

Windows could not start the Apache2 on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Micorsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 1.


I checked the httpd.conf file and removed +ExecCGI from below line

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks+ExecCGI

This line I added for enabling Perl/CGI on my Windows PC

Problem solved by removing ExecCGI, restarted Apache and local sites are working fine now

About Sibi Antony

Bootstrap and Android LOVER. I've been creating things for the web for over 10 years, from the period of flash and table based layout web sites till mobile and tab friendly web sites.
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