Friday, 21 August 2015

How to change LocalHost URL to something else, on a local system using WAMP / XAMPP server?

Step 1
Go to C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\conf\
open httpd.conf file and change
#Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
to
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
i.e. uncomment the line so that it can includes the virtual hosts file.


Step 2
Go to C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.2.17\conf\extra
and open httpd-vhosts.conf file and add the following code
<VirtualHost myWebsite.local>
    DocumentRoot "C:/wamp/www/myWebsite/"
    ServerName myWebsite.local
    ServerAlias myWebsite.local
    <Directory "C:/wamp/www/myWebsite/">
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>
change myWebsite.local and C:/wamp/www/myWebsite/ as per your requirements.


Step 3
Open hosts file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ and add the following line ( Don't delete anything )
127.0.0.1 myWebsite.local
change myWebsite.local as per your name requirements



Step 4
restart your server. That's it

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