I followed this tutorial to the letter: http://jaredhocutt.com/server-configura ... sing-xampp
and not only did it not work, apache wouldn't even start.
I tried this one: http://www.offshootinc.com/blog/2007/12 ... localhost/
same results. I should mention my specs are identical to those in the first tutorial (windows 7, same xampp version, same path location) except I'm running a 64 bit version of windows. That said, the hosts file is still in system32 and i don't know that xampp even makes a 32 vs 64 bit version.
Anyway I'm pulling my hair out and I can offer more information as necessary. please let me know what I need to do to get this going.
Also if someone can tell me how to start apache in the shell, I can post the error messages. Thanks.