How do I free my port 80 on localhost Windows?

That agony has been solved for me. I found out that what was taking over port 80 is http api service. I wrote in cmd:

net stop http

Asked me “The following services will be stopped, do you want to continue?” Pressed y

It stopped a number of services actually.

Then wrote localhost and wallah, Apache is up and running on port 80.
Hope this helps

Important: Skype uses port 80 by default, you can change this in skype options > advanced > connection – and uncheck “use port 80”

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