I have installed Xampp 1.7.7. I have installed joomla 2.5.1
config is like this for xampp: c:/xampp
config is like this for joomla: c:/xampp/htdocs/minewev
now i had to put always http://localhost/minewev to open/browse website, while only http://locahost was redirecting to localhost/xampp by default.
To change the default page i did few changes c:/apapche/conf/httpd.conf file. i.e.
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
Allow from all
And Rename C:/xampp/htdocs/index.html to c:/xampp/htdocs/index-original.html
After that i have restarted apache. And it worked for me. I was able to get my home page directly i.e http://localhost only . no need to write http://localhost/minwev.
BUT (Yes BIG BUT). I am not able to access http://localhost/xampp now. giving err, Object not found./error 404
Tried to use alias in conf file. Alias /xampp "C:/xampp/htdocs". but giving err, Object not found./error 404 Please advice if i have missed something to configure..
Thanks in advance.