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If you want to use WAMP on Windows to install and test various content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc., but the WAMP server icon in the taskbar is always orange or red, this article will help you solve this problem. Although there is no specific solution to this problem, you can try these suggestions.
WAMP server icon is always orange
1] Visual C+++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
This is probably an essential part of the WAMP server. Otherwise, you cannot start the WAMP server and an orange icon will always appear in the taskbar. If you do not have it on your computer, you must download Visual C+++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 from the Microsoft website. After installation, you must restart your PC to get the change.
2] Restart all services
Sometimes the WAMP server has problems due to an internal error. If this is the case, you cannot solve the problem. The only solution is to restart all services. To do this, click the WAMP server icon > Select Restart All Services.
3] Install and run the Apache service
Most people get this’always orange icon’ because of this particular thing. Although developers have tried to solve this problem, some people still face this problem, even with the latest version of the WAMP server. When starting the WAMP server, the Apache service must also be started. If it does not start, the WAMP server will not function as it should.
To solve this problem, navigate to the WAMP server icon in the taskbar > Apache > Wampapache64 Service Management > Install Service.
The prompt opens on your screen. After closing the command prompt, go to the same path and click Start/Continue Service.
The WAMP server icon must turn green immediately.
If you can have all these options, but the icon is still orange, you must click the Restart Service button .
If not all of these suggestions solve your problem, you can check the error log for the exact problem.
I hope you find these suggestions useful.
- Use WAMP to install WordPress on your local computer
- How to install Drupal with WAMP on Windows.