WAMP server does not turn GREEN

As you all know what is WAMP Server, But those who not aware about it here is the short introduction about WAMP Server

WampServer is a Windows web development environment. It allows you to create web application with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database.
Alongside, you can create your own application and host it locally.
Most of the time developer or tester use this for testing purpose or to create local environment.
You can see more about WAMPSERVER Click here .

As our scope is to see how to troubleshoot the issue if WAMP server is not turning GREEN,

There are 3 indication When you start your WampServer
Green     = Apache and MySQL Service started
Orange  = One of the services has not started ! This is a problem indicator
Red        = Apache and MySQL Services NOT RUNNING


After installing WAMP server. The icon in the tray goes red and then organge and from orange to green but its stuck on ORANGE. I can not get to the mysql console. And the icon does not turn green.
I cannot get to the phpmyadmin site too. It gives me an error


This issue indicated that your apache has not started, this is normally because something else is using port 80.

Steps to follow

1) Do left click on wampmanager ->Apache ->Service-> Test port 80


This will load a command window and tell you what is using port 80.

You will have to stop or uninstall that app.(In my case i am using Skype so just quit the skype)

NOTE : Make sure you have install Apache services
i.e Go to Apache==> Services ==> Install

Now you can see GREEN colour mark on your WampServer


If that also not work then you can do below steps :-

An other solution could be to simply alter the appache httpd.conf. You can acces this file from the wamp menu > Apache > httpd.conf

Next alter the

Listen 80
To for example

Listen 7080
Restart wamp and services then type http://localhost:7080 and you'll have wamp up and running

Hope it helps you :) 

Thanks for reading. 

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11 March 2016 at 01:34 delete

Thanks for the info, exactly what I was looking for. i am finding one more Trick to solve this problem check this http://yupyapper.com/wamp-server-does-not-go-green-not-working/

11 March 2016 at 07:39 delete

Thanks. Good to see your methods too :)

22 June 2016 at 03:49 delete

My wamp is turning to green before but now it is no longer turning to green, it is staying to orange. i have made all tests but no other program is using the port 80 apart from wamp. localhost page is displaying but i cannot navigate to phpmyadmin or other pages. they are displaying error. i do not know what to do.

22 June 2016 at 21:01 delete

Hi, Can you check out which different services your ports using by opening your cmd (admin privilege) and type this command netstat -b
This will make our task easier to identify which service using port 80.

9 October 2016 at 11:34 delete

I tried the two ways mentioned above but i didn't reach in green please help

9 October 2016 at 11:59 delete

Hi, Can you please try restarting your wamp server. Also check which services your port using by using command netstat -b this will help in troubleshooting the root cause.

10 October 2016 at 07:54 delete

My Error Below :

[Fiddler] The socket connection to localhost failed.
ErrorCode: 10061.
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it

what can i do?

13 November 2016 at 01:49 delete

It seems you are using interception proxy fiddler. Check the port number used in fiddler.

8 January 2017 at 07:43 delete

wamp server not turning colour from red to any,how can i fix this problem?

8 January 2017 at 23:04 delete

Try to reinsatll and install it again. Let me know if it works or not.