cannot open localhost

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cannot open localhost

Postby robbiejobs » 20. February 2009 17:35

i've installed XAMPP 1.7.0 on my laptop and i've enable both mySql and Apache ... apache seems working when i hit 'Start' button on XAMPP control panel .. and shows 'Running'

but, why i cannot open localhost on my browser ? it just "waiting for localhost ..."

somebody help please .
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Re: cannot open localhost

Postby dmphotography » 20. February 2009 19:36

First try typing http://localhost/ and see what happens. Also try and tell us what happens then.

Make sure that the button beside Apache says "Running" and doesn't switch back to "Start" after a second or so.
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Re: cannot open localhost

Postby jatinkotecha » 23. February 2009 11:49


I am very new to apache and php. i have been facing the same problems and have also tried your suggestation. plus i have also "ping localhost", the results are packets sent = 4, recieved = 4, lost = 0, getting reply from

But after all that it still doesn't work.

I would really be thankful if someone could help.
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Re: cannot open localhost

Postby Izzy » 23. February 2009 12:00

jatinkotecha wrote:But after all that it still doesn't work.
Can you be specific about what doesn't work in your case please.

Make sure your firewall is not blocking or an ant-virus scanner - temporarily disable and try again.

You could also try adding Win32DisableAcceptEx to the last line of your xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf using a text editor.

Save the file and restart Apache then try again to load a page.
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