I've installed XAMPP on my small Home windows 7 machine and produced numerous virtual servers. This part is easy enough.

Every time I give a new virtual server I'm needing to reboot my computer to be able to reboot the Apache server, which happens to be quite time intensive.

I've researched and located the right console instructions to make use of to reboot Apache, but absolutely non from the references that I've discovered really let you know where you can type the appropriate instructions! A particular degree of understanding is assumed.

So my real question is - where will i really type apache -k restart?

In the command prompt.

Returning to absolute fundamentals here. The solutions in this article along with a little searching have introduced me towards the following resolution to my problem. Steps to restart the apache service with Xampp installed:-

  1. Click on the start button and kind CMD
  2. Within the command window that seems type "compact disc C:xamppapachebin" (the default installation path for Xampp)
  3. Then type "httpd -k -restart"

Hopefully this really is useful to others just beginning by helping cover their managing a local Apache server.