Wamp troubleshooting

Debugging Wamp

If for some reason your wamp icon is red or orange, than it might be something wrong with your apache server. To find any possible errors do the following:

  1. Start > search > cmd.exe (Run as administrator)
  2. Inside the Command Prompt (cmd.exe) type:
cd c:/wamp/bin/apache/apacheX.X.X/bin
httpd.exe -e debug

Note that the ApacheX.X.X is the version of the Apache wamp is running.

This should output what the apache server is doing. The error that causes Apache from loading should be in there

Change port to MySQL

In order for wordpress to be able to connect to MySQL, open your my.ini and change all ports (3 times) to eg. 3306

In order for PHPMyAdmin to be able to connect to MySQL, open config.inc in wamp phpmyadmin folder and change port to 3306

$cfg['Servers'][$i]['port'] = '3306';