I have a similar problem with http://localhost
not working but http://127.0.0.1
I have Vista Home Premium, XAMPPLITE 1.63a and Firefox 184.108.40.206 (also tried IE 7)
Everything was fine when I last used it over a week ago but localhost is broken today.
The only thing I can think of that would have affected this were 10 automatic Vista updates that were installed a few days ago.
One thing I did spot was that the Firefox status bar changed from "Waiting for localhost" to "waiting for www.localhost.com
" after a couple of seconds and then I got the message "The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading".
I have no problem with now using http://127.0.0.1
but if anyone can shed any light as to why it is trying to find www.localhost.com
then I would be most interested.