Opening localhost in the browser is pointing a local webpage (
examplePage) after playing with some config files a while back, and I can't figure out how to restore the default behavior.
I have XAMPP installed on my Windows 7 machine, and a webpage at
A couple weeks ago, I was on a mission to get sites root-relative urls (/resource) to work, so I played around with a bunch of apache/conf files, including
httpd-vhosts.conf and also was messing with the Windows
hosts file. I gave up at some point, didn't document exactly what I did, and have since probably forgotten some of what I did.
Many of my changes stemmed from suggestions in this StackOverflow post
What I've Tried
- I commented out my additions to the
- I turned off XAMPP (thus hopefully negating any apache config file effect)
- I reverted to my original
localhost still displays
examplePage. Even with xampp turned on (my reverted
DocmentRootisn't taking effect)
Does anyone know what I may have done and how I can fix it?
Update : Its been resolved, thank everyone so much
- in taskmanager, theres a couple instances of httpd.exe (Apache HTTP Server). I ended these, and opened XAMPP, restarting apache.
- all references to
examplePagein my .conf files that I could find had been commented out or removed. I imagine that the old versions were still in effect for some reason, and manually ending the Apache processes fixed this.
As a point of interest, Its still a mystery why those processes were running - I cannot reproduce that situation. I must've stumbled upon a XAMPP bug of some sort.