Varying Vagrant Vagrants
Around a year ago I found myself unable to deal with VVV for my local web development needs. Thankfully I found Laragon and fell in love instantly. From the easy installation, quick app creation and sharing features I was surprised at just how robust it was.
Recently, however, I have run into an issue with my Apache stating Port in Use on startup. After multiple Google searches and Reddit posts, I have found a definitive solution which I have included below.
Step 1 – Run Command Prompt
Open a CMD prompt as administrator (search Command in Windows and right-click to Run as Administrator) and execute the following command:
net stop was /y
Step 2 – Open Run
Open the Run dialog box (press Win+R), then type:
services.msc. Search for
World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW-Publishing Service) and
Web Deployment Agent Service and stop them. You should also disable them if not needed to prevent future headaches.
Step 3 – Laragon
Start Apache again with Laragon.