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WAMP Server is one of the best software packages that installs and manages Apache, MySQL and PHP very easily on Windows. But when you already have IIS running then you may not be able to run WAMP Server at Localhost. You need to shutdown IIS in order to run WAMP Server properly.

In this short tutorial, I will tell you how you can run WAMP Server on Windows without shutting down IIS 7 on Windows 7. By following this tutorial you can run WAMP Server on http://localhost:8080 and IIS 7 on http://localhost 

You need to install IIS and WAMP Server first to follow this tutorial. Usually after installing WAMP Server, when you open http://localhost, you can access the WAMPServer page but if  IIS 7 is installed and ran with WAMP server, IIS 7 page is opened instead.

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To run WAMP Server parallel with IIS 7, we need to assign port 8080 to WAMP Server so that it runs on http://localhost:8080 and IIS 7 runs on http://localhost.com.

To do this, click on WAMP Server icon on taskbar and go to Apache > httpd.conf

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httpd.conf file will be opened. Change ‘Listen 80’ to ‘Listen 8080’ (As shown in the screenshot). Save and restart WAMP.

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Now you can access WAMP Server access on http://localhost:8080

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And at http://localhost IIS 7 will be running.

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