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I have installed MAMP on OSX and while MySQL is running, Apache doesn't start. Here are some screen shots I have to describe the situation. Also when I start the server (or before that) httpd is not found in activity monitor. enter image description here

Here's the screen shot showing web sharing is off: enter image description here

And here's the screen shot showing that what are the selected ports (I have tried 8888 for Apache but it's the same exact result): enter image description here

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Check the Apache log file –  Oliver Salzburg Jan 5 at 11:05
check that your suggested port for Apache is not using by another program . commands like netstat on windows may help you –  lion May 31 at 6:32
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