`localhost` usually refers to the special addresses `127.0.0.1` and `::1` that map to a loopback device, which allows a computer to connect to itself.

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WAMPSERVER/drupal complications

I am brand new to web development...and getting Drupal running is a barrier no amount of Googling has helped solve. When I install WAMPServer it works fine. When I tried to open my local domain name, ...
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How can I host website over the internet using Apache2 and Ubuntu Server?

I'm running Apache2 on Ubuntu Server 15.04. For simplicity, I removed all the routers in between. Presently, my server is directly connected to the internet. All that is there in my home network is ...
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How to buy domain name for my local host website?

I have a website that I hosting from my computer with xampp, for my developer testing. My domain is localhost or my public IP address. I want to buy a domain for my website, not website they host ...
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Browser (any) on Windows 7 loads bad (localhost) https certificate

On Windows 7 in Chrome, but also in any other browser, for one particular (external) website a bad HTTPS certificate is loaded. When I open the certificate it says that Windows does not have enough ...
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Path in localhost opened even if local server off

I have localhost "Ampps" and one path i used for uploading files with php opened in browser like some cache even if Apache stopped, http://localhost/tests/public/user_uploads/profilephotos/john/ ...
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Cannot restart apache on Centos 7

I cannot restart HTTPD on Centos 7. When I try to run the command it shows this error below. How can I overcome this? -- -- Unit session-735.scope has begun starting up. Apr 12 15:33:01 ...
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Should I really add `127.0.0.1` to proxy WPAD autoconfig?

Recently I met a strange problem with Java applications were not able to connect to itself. After digging I found, that the root cause was that opening the URL of http://127.0.0.1 was leading to the ...
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Error Empty Response when accessing apache virtual host from another machine on local network

So, pretty newbie in linux, I followed several tipps & tricks from SO and others. I can't get access to a locale website from another machine (Mac) on the LAN. My server: Apache Server version: ...
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How to access windows PC folder on my Adroid Tablets without internet connection

I am trying to access a windows PC folder on my Android Tablets(let's say 10 Tablets). I have a video folder in my PC and I want to give access to my App to access that folder and play video. Things I ...
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Temporary server using current IP

I've got a XAMPP running on my computer and I've got dynamic IP. However I would like to temporary change my computer to a server, using current IP, so someone from outside will be capable of entering ...
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Listen to localhost messages

Suppose a TCP/IP client application has connected to a certain port on a server. Both client and server are operating on localhost. Is it possible for another application (also on localhost) to ...
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Accessing VM's Web server from host OS

I'm running OS X on my computer, and I installed Windows 10 with VirtualBox. On Windows, I'm developing a server, which I can access (on Windows) by http://localhost:8080/. Now, I need to access it ...
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Firefox redirects localhost to the current IP of the network adapter

I have a really strange problem. If I try to access an locally running web application via localhost then my Firefox redirects me to the IP of my network adapter an removes the given port. In Internet ...
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Can't connect to localhost on mac WebServer from other computers on same local network

When I execute ifconfig in terminal, I see under the en0 > inet > 192.168.0.10 which is my machine's ip, but when I enter it into my PC or iPhone's browser, it doesn't work, how do I connect to my ...
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hostname changing when network changes

My hostname changes whenever the network changes, is there any way I can have one host name all the time. Following is the output of /etc/hosts - 127.0.0.1 localhost localhost.localdomain ...
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Trying to make Tomcat 7 work on a machine locally, with no network connection

What I'm trying to do is run Tomcat on a machine, and to use it locally. The machine will not have a network connection, no network adapter. When I try to navigate to localhost or 127.0.0.1 I just ...
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Website gets redirected to 127.0.0.1 occasionally

I am trying to access AirAsia's Web Check-in Page. Occasionally I can access it. However, most of the time I get redirected to 127.0.0.1. Could this be an ISP issue? Details: My hosts file is ...
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How to emulate a private IP address for local Apache webserver?

I am working on two seperate computers (office PC and home laptop) on the same project. It's a WordPress website. I use Git and Bitbucket for version control and remote branching. On both machines, ...
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ftp - connection refused on Mac El Capitan

If I run ftp localhost on Mac terminal, it shows the following result. Trying ::1... ftp: Can't connect to `::1': Connection refused Trying 127.0.0.1... ftp: Can't connect to `127.0.0.1': Connection ...
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localhost redirect to other site… trojan?

As title, seems there's a trojan on my server When I put a url like localhost/mysite it redirect to the site free-merchants.com and then return to my site... But if I put 127.0.0.1/mysite all ...
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Share my localhost over router?

The problem: I want to share my localhost, which is currently set up to http://sohan.com by hosts file in system32\drivers\etc folder. I want to access it directly from any other devices that can ...
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Apache 2.4 (WampServer), redirect to sub directory of documentroot from port 443

Using WampServer Version 2.5 with Apache 2.4.9. My current DocumentRoot is: c:/wamp/www/. When root is accessed, I would like to redirect the user to the application homepage (located in ...
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Can't access 127.0.0.1 from Windows 8.1

I have a really strange problem with my Windows 8.1 Pro laptop: I can't access 127.0.0.1 from any web browser. But wait, it gets weirder! The setup My OS has installed (among others) the following ...
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Can I run Apache on other address other than localhost (127.0.0.1)

I have a proxy server on my system that current runs on 127.0.0.1 which I use to browse the internet, hence I cannot access my apache localhost for local development. I would like to know if there is ...
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127.0.0.7 show me Facebook homepage in Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

When I type 127.0.0.1 in browser it show to me the Facebook login page, but URL is still 127.0.0.1 not https://www.facebook.com/. When I nano /etc/hosts: ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to ...
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Why is localhost so slow

I am testing some AJAX - just some PHP to go to a local MySQl database and fetch some data. I am testing on my laptop, on localhost and would expect this to happen more quickly than I can see, but it ...
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Resolve entire TLD to localhost on a Windows device

Is it possible to configure the Windows network stack such that any hostname ending in .local (or another TLD if .local presents a problem) is resolved to 127.0.0.1? For background, I'm a web ...
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How do I ping localhost using IPv6?

I'm trying to understand IPv6 better. Firstly, I try ifconfig, and I get the following: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr XXXXXXX inet addr:X.X.X.X Bcast:X.X.X.X Mask:XXXXXXXXX ...
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ngrok caused internal server error

I was to trying to give internet access to some site on my localhost and I also tryed using the ngrok. I used to access my site by localhost/site-name. After excecuting it once a broken link version ...
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Sending and receiving email messages to localhost with a specific domain name

I need to be able to send email messages to localhost by using another hostname/domain name that localhost. Thus instead of me@localhost I need something such as me@domain.something. (I require a ...
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View local webpage using Powerpoint's LiveWeb add-in

I realize this exact question was asked here, but I haven't had any luck viewing my particular webpage within Powerpoint with the LiveWeb add-in. I recall reading somewhere to enter the local file as ...
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localhost apache server always returns default index.html

I have this Apache2.2 running on 8080 port and as I know, file directory where it used to run all file containing php and html code will be in C:\Program Files\Apache Software ...
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Internet Explorer 11 can't disable localhost cookies

I'm developing a site and I need to test some functionalities with cookies disabled. I'm testing on localhost. Looks like IE 11 does not disable localhost cookies. I have tested same code with ...
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Difference between 127.0.0.1 and 0.0.0.0 in the context of the Firefox address bar

I need to configure a firefox extension to load a page that can never exist. It should be as fast as possible. The obvious choice is about:blank, but the catch is that the API used by the extension ...
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Why does the “Internet of Things” enforce the need for IPv6 addresses?

If you have multiple devices in one network, the amount of IPv4 addresses will not increase linearly to accomodate the number of devices. There is just one IPv4 address per Network/Router that is ...
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localhost doesn't resolve in Airplane Mode on Windows 10

I'm trying to do some local development on my laptop during some long flights, but when I put my laptop in Airplane Mode, Windows 10 can't seem to resolve localhost. If my test server uses 127.0.0.1 ...
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Chrome on Android ignores host file

I need to access my lamp server from my Android phone. The problem is I need to access it using "localhost" URL not the IP address. I have rooted my phone to be able to edit the HOSTS file. I have ...
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Connecting to a node server on mac from a local network

I want to test my app from an iphone locally, so I tried to access the ip of the mac it is running on (on the same network, and including the port: 192.168.1.101:3456) and it is not working. The ...
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How do the HortonWorks and MAPR VMs receive connections on localhost?

I just downloaded both the Hortonworks and the MAPR VMs for VirtualBox. Both of them start up VirtualBox and then give a UI that looks like this: What I don't understand is this: how do the VMs, ...
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Localhost is blocking external requests, how to unblock?

My localhost (xampp) is blocking external requests. Therefore for example the WordPress gives the error message: Warning: An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org ...
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OSX Lion I cannot access localhost from my browser

I am running mac osx 10.7.5 (My computer won't allow an upgrade). And apache 2.2.26. I am trying to learn cgi programming with c++ (because I'm already familiar with cpp), but cannot access localhost ...
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How to make a LAMP server accessible from the internet?

Hi I want to make my own SNS (Social Networking Site), so I installed LAMP on my Ubuntu 14.04. But its not accessible from the internet! I can run the server only on my computer by typing ...
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Why is there more than one loopback IP address?

Most applications only need the one loopback IP address of 127.0.0.1. However, not only is the address block 127.0.0.1/32 provided, and even 127.0.0.0/24 is provided as well but in fact the whole ...
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Chrome Not Navigating to Localhost URLs (searching instead)

I don't know exactly when this started happening, but I've picked up on it over the past few weeks. It seems that sometimes, when I'm browsing a local IIS Express-hosted site with a URL like ...
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Can not ping host from guest

I have a Virtualbox setup whith a Windows 7 host and a Ubuntu 14.04.2 guest. I have set up a host-only adaptor because I want to be able to reach my hosts localhost ports. I have set up the adaptor ...
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Apache 2.4 localhost virtualhost not working

I’ve been trying to figure this out for days. I just want to be able to reference my local test environment with: placeholder.test I have the following in my httpd-vhosts.conf: <VirtualHost ...
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Chrome master_preferences file appears to be encrypted

I am trying to disable the privacy error flag feature in Chrome; long story long, Chrome refuses to accept my local host's SSL certificate for a website I’m deploying in dev, and I don’t have time to ...
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Add a local vs add a network printer — difference?

I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different. Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which ...
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Accessing local pages results in “waiting for localhost” for a few seconds each loadtime with MAMP

I've researched already but never found the solution, only that it might have to do with the name resolution in osx bonjour. Problem is i am running MAMP 3.4 in the normal version for local web ...
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I accidentally opened a localhost port?

I had accidentally opened a port via firewall which had a WEBSITE(IIS EXPRESS) localhost port number. So could my desktop be hacked by opening a port? And also i had deleted it after a few minutes.