Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

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Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby snekadid » 01. December 2014 10:29

Hi all, I apologize if I have trouble explaining my problem or if it falls outside the specifics of this board, but I'm at my wits end and after 7+ hours of google searching over the last week this is the only place I could think might be able to help.

I'm a student earning my bachelors in CS and use Xampp to test my php code for my last class. However recently something odd occurred.
While testing a page it first went to Localhost and instead of opening the project folder I had set, as it usually did, it instead redirected to the colleges database. Now I can no longer access localhost without it sending me to the DB and as a result cannot access my project for testing. I have no idea how it happened, I've checked all the Xampp documents and none of them have the DB address so the redirect makes no sense to me. I even tried Wamp and have the same issue so I don't think the problem is with the application itself.

I'm running this on a laptop with Windows 7 64x.
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Re: Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby WilliL » 01. December 2014 11:32

hi,
just a guess:
redirection in .htaccess or html/php index file in localhost roor directory
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Re: Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby snekadid » 01. December 2014 21:18

I don't think that's it since changing the localhost directory in the apache(httpd.config) file doesn't change the issue.
It still goes to that site even when set to desktop.
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Re: Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby gsmith » 01. December 2014 21:56

I'd take a look at the windows hosts file and see what IP localhost is pointing to
::1 or 127.0.0.1 it should be.
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Re: Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby snekadid » 01. December 2014 22:07

How do I check that? It's one of the things I tried to find out online but couldn't find anything useful.
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Re: Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby Nobbie » 01. December 2014 22:43

snekadid wrote:It's one of the things I tried to find out online but couldn't find anything useful.


??

Enter "Windows hosts file" in Google and you will probably get more than 1 million usefull hits.

P.S.: I get 5.510.000 (!!!) hits in Google. None of them usefull?
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Re: Localhost redirects to a website I didn't set

Postby Altrea » 01. December 2014 23:25

snekadid wrote:How do I check that?

Open your Windows command line and type in
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ping localhost
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