My first post here and I'm a complete newbie, so bear with me.
I installed XAMPP stand alone on my desktop (Windows Vista Home Premium / D:\xampp), together with Joomla! (D:/xampp/htdocs/joomla15) so I can start building a website that's eventually going to run on a server somewhere else.
I use my HOSTS file for blocking advertisements and malware.
To be able to work with XAMPP and Joomla! I did a few things:
- added two lines to HOSTS
127.0.0.1 localhost (was already in there)
- created two virtual servers in httpd-vhosts.conf:
(Virtual hosts is included in httpd.conf:
Now where before I just got a blank page (or one or more blank frames on a page) whenever I hit one of the no go websites in HOSTS, now I get a page with a long text (it's in Dutch, but you'll get the gist of it - '404 page not found', I guess)
"Object niet gevonden!
De gevraagde URL was niet gevonden op deze server. De link op deze pagina pagina is verkeerd of achterhaald. Gelieve de auteur van die pagina in te lichten over deze fout.
Indien u van oordeel bent dat deze server in fout is, gelieve de webmaster te contacteren."
Now I would like to go back to the blank page I got so far (unless of course there is a 'real' 404 error), but I can't find where that error message is coming from! I searched the whole XAMPP folder, contents of files and all, but to no avail. So my guess would be it's some record somewhere in the mySQL database.
Anyway, I don't want to go too deep into the technicalities of php, mySQL or apache (I just want to get going with Joomla!), but this little bug would be nice to get rid of.
So, does anyone have any suggestions what to do?
Bucabay posted about this in his blog but that is not detailed enough for me to make head or tails of nor tailored to XAMPP.
Any help would be much appreciated.
PS: I use Firefox (v3.0.3)