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I've had a virtual host setup that has been working fine all along, but out of the blue this morning I noticed that when I started up wampserver the icon remained orange and apache was not working.

My config files as follows:


(...other settings...)
Include conf/extra/httpd-default.conf
(...other settings...)

..\Apache2.2.17\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf: added following entries a while back:

(...other settings...)

   DocumentRoot C:\wamp\www\site1\
   ServerName site1.local

   DocumentRoot C:\wamp\www\site2\
   ServerName site2.local

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts: localhost site1.local site2.local

After some trial and error I found that if I disabled this line from httpd.conf the wampserver turns green again after restarting. So it seems that something has gone wrong with my virtual host setup.

#Include conf/extra/httpd-default.conf

There have been no recent changes to my system, though my PC did mysteriously reboot once this morning. Any ideas? Any help appreciated.

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

I ended up just reinstalling WAMP, and used forward slashes "/", though back slashes did work for me before.

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