[solved]How to run your site without the "localhost"

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[solved]How to run your site without the "localhost"

Postby eesa123 » 01. May 2012 23:45

Hi,
i am trying to run my site without the http://localhost/ before the site name example this is how it is "http://localhost/mywebsite.com" the way i want it to be is like this "http://mywebsite.com" i am striving to get it to work like this ,,,
any one has a pen to put in the plate ?
looking forward for an answer
will be greatly appreciated...
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Re: How to run your site without the "localhost" or ip addre

Postby Altrea » 02. May 2012 05:14

Hi eesa123,

step by step:
  • be sure, that you don't hide hidden files
  • open your Windows Editor with higher administrative permissions (Rightclick context menu -> run as administrator)
    This step is very important. Otherwise you will not be able to save the next file due to UserAccountControl deny
  • Within your editor open the file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS
  • at the bottom of the file create a new entry
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    127.0.0.1    mywebsite.com
  • save the file
  • open your C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf
  • remove all # in front of the NameVirtualHost *:80 line
  • at the bottom of the file create two new blocks:
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    <VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"
        ServerName localhost
    </VirtualHost>

    <VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/mywebsite.com"
        ServerName mywebsite.com
    </VirtualHost>
  • save the file
  • restart your Apache (or even better restart your computer)

best wishes,
Altrea
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Re: How to run your site without the "localhost" or ip addre

Postby eesa123 » 02. May 2012 08:13

thanks a lot done!
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