change url of defult xampp

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change url of defult xampp

Postby doryshe » 07. November 2012 08:07


I installed xampp 1.8.1 on server windows server 2003.
when i enter the joomla site i need to enter the site http://servername\joomla.
when I enter the http://servername I see the xampp configuration.

how can i configure that i enter http://servername and it open in joomla site.

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Re: change url of defult xampp

Postby Altrea » 07. November 2012 16:06

Hi Doron,

You need to change the DocumentRoot setting of your Apache httpd.conf.

But the most beautiful way would be instead to create a unique VHost (with its own simulated domain name of course) for your joomla installation.
To do so, you need to:
  • add a new entry at the end of your C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS\ file, e.g.:
    Code: Select all myjoomla

    (the HOSTS file is protected by the Windows User Account Control, so to change it you need higher administration rights)
  • edit your C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf and add two VHosts:
    Code: Select all
    # Default and localhost virtual host entry
    <VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"
        ServerName localhost
        ErrorLog "logs/default.localhost-error.log"
        CustomLog "logs/default.localhost-access.log" combined

    # myjoomla virtual host entry
    <VirtualHost *:80>
        DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/joomla"
        ServerName myjoomla
        ErrorLog "logs/myjoomla-error.log"
        CustomLog "logs/myjoomla-access.log" combined
  • save the file and restart Apache

The VHost solution only works on the computer where XAMPP is installed and running on.
If you want to use simulated Domain Names on other computers too, you need to add HOSTS entrys on each of these systems too, like so:
Code: Select all myjoomla

(replace with the IP of your XAMPP server)

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