I am using port 8080 as port 80 does not work. Perhaps I haven't explained fully enough.
If I use 'http://localhost/index.php' or 'http://127.0.0.1/index.php', the FFox browser hangs for a while, and the address bar changes to http://www.localhost.com/index.php
, with page load error:
The document contains no data.
The network link was interrupted while negotiating a connection. Please try again." (because I have changed ports.)
Even if I use http://localhost:8080/index.php
the same thing happens, changing tohttp://www.localhost.com:8080/index.php
, with the same page load error.
However, if I use http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.php
I get the xampp welcome page. Clicking the LHS navigation link for security page gives http://127.0.0.1:8080/security/index.php
- it displays no problem.
There is an index.php file sitting in the htdocs folder which shows whether xampp/apache in stall is good or not. This is what I was/am trying to open. As http://127.0.0.1:8080/index.php
gives the xampp welcome page, I thought the pathway could be http://127.0.0.1:8080/htdocs/index.php
- but that doesn't work just get 'object not found'. So I have been trying all sorts of variations on the addresses, all fail !
Mucking about, if I make a firewall exception for apache, it just means I drop the :8080, using the original httd.conf page, but all else is the same results !!
Thanks. - I could have written war and peace the amount of time I have spent on this !!