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Hi Wonder if anyone can help.

I have trying to get virtual hosts working on a local installation of xampp with not much success for the last few hours, all the numerous examples I have tried just seem to point to the same thing - it looks pretty simple, set hosts & add into httpd-vhosts.

The hosts file part seems to be working but I'm unsure about the virtual host part.

The problem is it just loads up the xampp welcome page.

Ideally I want to set up so the virtual hosts point to a mapped drive, but for the moment I'd be happy with just pointing to a folder in the htdocs !

Is there a way to check that my virtual hosts part is working ?

Thanks

MRO

Use name-based virtual hosting. # NameVirtualHost *:80

#ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/testdomain" ServerName www.testdomain.com ##ServerAlias www.dummy-host.localhost ##ErrorLog "logs/dummy-host.localhost-error.log" ##CustomLog "logs/dummy-host.localhost-access.log" combined #Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI

localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.

127.0.0.1       localhost
#::1             localhost

virtual hosts

127.0.0.1 www.testdomain.com

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Try removing the # from this lines

NameVirtualHost *:80

and

ServerAlias www.dummy-host.localhost

Change www.dummy-host.localhost to www.testdomain.com

Then restart xampp.

I believe you would also need to add this to your hosts

127.0.0.1 www.testdomain.com

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