I have installed XAMPP from scratch on my laptop (running Windows Vista) and all seems to be OK at first - Apache XAMPP startup page comes up OK.
I want to use it to develop my website - written using php.
I have amended the httpd.conf file to point to the document root where my php files reside and then putting localhost into the URL my index page comes up OK so all seems well. BUT when attempting to access other php files the web browser comes up with 'Cannot find page' and it seems as though the browser is looking for http://laptop/
<filename> rather than http://localhost/
It appears that the system doesn't know what laptop means. I have searched all of the config files but can't find anything that relates to defining laptop as localhost.
Can anyone help please?