Need some guidance
Posted by: DJMarvin54 (
Date: August 17, 2022 11:52PM

I have been not been using my installation of WampServer on my laptop for several months and as a novice, I need some guidance to fix a few things.

I am currently running the following:

1 - Windows version used (Specify version number AND whether 32 or 64 bit): Windows 11 Pro Version 21H2 64-bit

2 - Version WampServer (Specify version number AND whether 32 or 64 bit): 64 bits

3 - Apache Version: Apache 2.4.46 Port 80 - PHP 7.3.21

4 - PHP Version: PHP 5.6.40 for CLI (Command-Line Interface)

5 - MySQL Version: MySQL 5.7.31 Port 3306

5a - MariaDB version if applicable: Not applicable

6 - What color is the WampServer icon (in the notification area of the taskbar): Green

I tried to upgrade WampServer to the current version but couldn't. Given the amount of time that has passed since I last did anything on my local pc, and the fact that the folder containing my virtual host for cincinnatiartclub was deleted at some point causing errors when I start WampServer, I'm trying to decide the best course of action - do a clean install of WampServer or try to recover the missing directory.

I am leaning towards a clean install but need the instructions for getting rid of the current install. I understand that I should not install WampServer over the existing version. I tried to find instructions on the forum but searching didn't get me the information I need. It is probably there and I hate to ask for the information but I just need to know what to do to get everything working correctly. I don't need the cincinnatiartclub files any longer. The site is now live and includes a staging instance on the hosting server.

I looked at my Virtual Hosts and noticed two issues
1. DocumentRoot_error
2. Directory_Path_error

When I select localhost these errors are listed at the bottom of the window:

Your VirtualHost


Error(s) See below
The path d:/cincinnatiartclub for DocumentRoot does not exist (File c:/wamp64/bin/apache/apache2.4.46/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf)
The path d:/cincinnatiartclub/ for <Directory ... does not exist (File c:/wamp64/bin/apache/apache2.4.46/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf)

This makes perfect sense because I deleted the cincinnatiartclub folder. I clearly did so without considering WampServer.

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Re: Need some guidance
Posted by: Otomatic (Moderator)
Date: August 18, 2022 08:56AM


> 3.2.3 64 bits

- 1 - Verify that all VC ++ packages are installed and with the latest versions.
To do this, use the tool:
Checks VC++ packages installed
Do not use a previously loaded tool. Make a new download to make sure you are using the correct version.
To download missing packages, do not rely on Microsoft links, they are not reliable, download packages on in section Visual C++ Redistribuable Packages
Do not forget that if you have a 64 bit Windows, you must install both 32 and 64 bit versions of each package.
You must install each package "as an administrator", so right-click the exe file and then run as Administrator.

- 2 - Update 3.2.9 to your version of Wampserver
Wampserver update 3.2.9

- 3 - Launch Wampserver

Goto localhost page then Add a VirtualHost page.

Click on "Delete VirtualHost form"

Check ServerName to delete, may be cincinnatiartclub

Click on "Delete VirtualHost" button.

Then you need to restart Wampserver:
Right-Click -> Restart from zero

Documentation Apache - Documentation PHP - Documentation MySQL - Wampserver install files & addons

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Re: Need some guidance
Posted by: DJMarvin54 (
Date: August 18, 2022 01:57PM

Thank you. I appreciate the help. I will follow the procedure you have provided and let you know how it goes.

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Re: Need some guidance
Posted by: DJMarvin54 (
Date: August 18, 2022 02:20PM

Worked perfectly. Thank you.

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