`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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When I ping valid URL without www resolves to localhost instead of host server IP

I'm having a problem where a valid URL kerfpress.com (without www.) is bringing up localhost when I ping on my Mac. $ ping kerfpress.com PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
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Firewall blocks localhost but only if it's turned on

I run XAMPP server on my Windows XP. If I try to access to http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1 it gives me this error: Could not connect to remote server This only occurs if my Comodo firewall ...
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Magento Localhost Installation - LAN Works - WAN Issues?

I’m new to home servers and Magento. Running Ubuntu Server 13.04 with LAMP and Magento Commerce 1.7.0.2 on a dedicated home server. I've already configured my server's static IP, router's firewall and ...
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Kill what ever is running on port 8080

I am trying to run a GAE app on localhost 8080, but it was apparently occupied, even after shutting down and restarting my computer. I ran sudo lsof -i :8080 lo and behold there is something sill ...
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Apache on Mac: vhost looks for wrong directory (other than DocumentRoot)

I just un-installed XAMPP and decided to take into use the Apache included within OS X. After a lot of fiddling around I've gotten it to somewhat work, but not quite. I use VirtualHostX for managing ...
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How to access localhost with a port on a Virtual PC

I installed a Virtual PC with Windows7 and opened connection to my machine's localhost. My computer's name is memphis, I added the following line in hosts file: 127.0.0.1 memphis and I also ...
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Oracle11g localhost:1158/em not connect

In my Windows 7 professional edition, I installed Oracle Database Express Edition 11g Release 2 which is downloaded from Oracle.com. The SID is 'orcl', username is 'system'. When I attempt connect to ...
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Browsing to localhost is slow when connected to Internet

When I browse localhost in my browser when connected to the Internet, the response is slow; it takes 30 seconds or completely times out. When I disconnect from the Internet, it is blazing fast and ...
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Website is resolving to localhost?

For some reason, the website funshion.com resolves to localhost (127.0.0.1) when I run it on tracert. The website should, of course, go to the website, not to my computer. Basically, Funshion is a ...
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Links from Localhost not working

After I type "localhost" in my browser the index.html successfully loads. However any to the links on that website appear to be dead. Once clicked, nothing happens. I see the right path in the path ...
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trouble with Wordpress (Buddypress) localhost installation?

I installed wordpress in localhost using Xampp and Bitnami it works well at the begin and I install also Buddypress plugin and start working on the website . Today however it suddenly stopped ...
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How do I add custom DNS server and preserving default DNS of ISP in OS X Mountain Lion

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion. I'm using dnsmasq to set up wildcard localhost domain names, such as http://local.dev, to point to localhost. But I have to add 127.0.0.1 in my system preference -> ...
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Why is “localhost” slower than “127.0.0.1” in Google Chrome - Windows 8? [duplicate]

There is a very similar previous question and answer, but for windows 7 and/or earlier versions of Google Chrome, here: Is there a way to disable IPv6 in Google's Chrome? That solution no ...
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Access localhost with domain alias via VM

I have a local development environment that I have setup using MAMP on OSX, on the default Apache and MySQL ports (80 and 3306). In the hosts file I have setup custom domains for my sites, eg. ...
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How to remove all autocomplete urls with a certain url in Chrome

I am converting my localhost:8888 to localhost and I want to remove all the autocomplete urls that have localhost:8888 in them. I already did this for history but how do I do this for autocomplete? I ...
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Checkmark next to website title in browser tab?

I'm developing a site on my local machine, and on every browser after the document is ready a checkmark is prepended to the corresponding tab. There is a noticeable small delay before this ...
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Bridge Windows 8 Guest in OSX Mountain Lion Host Virtual Machine for local development

I'm trying to test in a local development environment before committing to my team's repository. Host OS - OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion Guest OS - Windows 8 I am running VMWare Fusion 5 as a virtual ...
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No “localhost” or “127.0.0.1” in Ubuntu 12.10

After installing Ubuntu 12.10, I tried intalling Metasploit (ruby already installed). First, I get: [-] Failed to connect to the database: could not connect to server: Connection refused Is the ...
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Localhost via WAMP doesn't connect

I needed to change the default port wamp was listening to, so now I need to use another one, let's say 81. So now instead of going to http://localhost now I need to go to http://localhost:81. No ...
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Pages of website returns a WAMP homepage on my LocalHost?

Using WAMPSERVER for windows 7, smartgit and Safe Search Replace I have done the following steps: Pulled a wordpress code from a github repository using smartgit Downloaded the database from the ...
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Cannot resolve localhost on Mac OS mountain lion

For the longest time I was a MAMP user, until yesterday, something went terribly wrong and MAMP would no longer start mysql. Long story short I decided to ditch MAMP and just setup my own AMP server, ...
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I have a domain name that I want to redirect to my local server. How do I do this?

This may be better suited for Server Fault, so someone can migrate it if need be. For the purposes of testing, I want to redirect a domain name I own to my localhost. How do I do this? Can I simply ...
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setup localhost on windows 8 with wamp or whatever [closed]

I want to use localhost on windows 8. Ive tried installing Wamp and it works except for i need a microsoft file named msvcr100.dll. Ive downloaded it but it isnt compatible with windows 8. (or i just ...
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run the same hosts on my local network?

I don't know how to explain that but I want to do the same like if I got in my hosts file any host to resolve but in a network scope. when the try to access to some website like ...
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How to connect SSH to localhost in Windows7?

Connect SSH Secure Shell to localhost in Windows machine. What will be host name, username , port and authentication method filled in Quick connect of SSH? I tried with 127.0.0.1, but it is ...
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Accessing my localhost through phone results in errors loading resources

I want to browse through my PC's localhost using my android phone. I need it, because I want to test my websites on mobiles without uploading entire project on my server. Is it possible? For now, I ...
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion can't ping/telnet localhost. Point to a wrong public IP

I've been developing Node.js apps on my localhost on port 1337 for last two years with no problem as shown below. $ node app App started on port 1337 Today I wanted to test how things go with ...
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Localhost slow on desktop, not on laptop

I am using XAMPP Lite on my desktop and laptop, which uses Apache for the web-server and also supports PHP. My locally hosted image gallery PHP program has its page elements (100s of thumbnails) ...
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how do I get 0.0.0.0 to resolve to localhost when browsing a url that contains 0.0.0.0?

Doing some node development on windows. Node programs like to kick out URLs that look like http://0.0.0.0:8080. In Linux (iirc) pasting that url into the browser will be successful. But in Windows, ...
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Multiple User login on the same local host — TFS

We have Visual Studio on our server P.C. and we have created multiple user accounts on the server. Now, when we run the same project from multiple accounts, and host them on local host, when one user ...
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mod_geoip in local

I have to implement a geo location functionality on a Magento based website, thus php on an apache2 server. Obviously, in my local machine mod_geoip isn't very helpful. I was wondering if I could fool ...
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php -S not working (development server on LMDE with Firefox)

PHP 5.4 comes with a built-in development webserver: http://php.net/manual/en/features.commandline.webserver.php When I try to start the server like documented everything looks fine: php -S ...
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What is a hostname to use in UNC paths that refers to current machine in XP?

What is a hostname to use in UNC paths that refers to the current machine in XP? eg. \\localhost\share\file.txt Except that localhost doesn't work. What will work?
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How to reset Host Only Adapter Networking for Oracle VirtualBox VM Manager

My Host Only Networking stopped working, how do I reset it ? I tried disabling and re-enabling Local Area Connection and VirtualBox Host-Only Network but VirtualBox Host-Only Network is still ...
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Apache won't start after creating symbolic link

I'm installing Apache for the first time and trying to display some webpages on localhost. Apache's default path for serving web pages is /var/www/html/ but I don't have permissions to write there. ...
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I accidentally hijacked my localhost

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. Background: ...
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Can someone access my locally run website even if I haven't specified any port forwarding?

I am using Xampp so I can test my web application directly on my own computer. I am concerned that someone can access my Xampp site since I am still connected to the internet. However, I have NOT ...
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I replaced httpd.conf in mountain lion and can no longer connect to localhost

I was trying to allow for my server to use the RewriteEngine in an .htaccess file so I went into /private/etc/apache2 and tried to edit the httpd.conf file, but did not have permission. So I ...
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If localhost is called 'localhost', why is the gateway not called 'gateway'? [closed]

If you run server services in your computer, it is very easy to configure the same computer to use it: just point the client to localhost. Now the gateway often runs your DHCP, DNS, proxy, firewall, ...
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iTunes redirecting music location to 'localhost'

I store my music (thousands of tracks) on an external hard drive, and every so often iTunes adds /localhost/ to the file extension, so it cannot find the original file. I know I can delete the music ...
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Can't access website on local network

I have a personal website running on my PC (Ubuntu), connected to the internet through a router. I can connect without any problem to my website when I'm not at home so I guess my router is correctly ...
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Technicolor TG582n set up Dyndns

I have set up xampp on Windows, and everything is working in my LAN. I set up my router with Dyndns, but when I go to my site, I only have my router's login page and if I try to go to another page it ...
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How to connect to my Local Host?

I have Mac OSx (mountain Lion), Windows 7, Fedora 17 installed on my Macbook pro, and I can't connect to the local host on any of them, it always tells me can't connect. I'm learning mysql and from ...
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How to connect android client to the localhost of Apache server (php) inside my laptop?

I'm trying to create android apps which are able to send data through wifi connection to my laptop Apache Server and MySQL database. I use the samsung galaxy tab 10.1 as my mobile device. and the ...
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Deny access to a port from localhost on OSX

I want to test a fallback strategy for my memcached driver (in case port is protected by firewall). How can I deny access to a specific port, on 127.0.0.1?
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Sublime Text Preview php files on localhost

Hey I've just started using Sublime Text 2 with the SidebarEnhancements package installed. I have it setup so that when I press the build shortcut it previews in Chrome which is fine for my HTML ...
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Thunderbird configuration for James on localhost

I have an Apache James Server on localhost. I know to configure its smtp, pop3 and imap ports. I set them to 1025,1110, 1043 for now debugging. I have a user user2 I can send mail through telnet ...
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Connect a linux server to network and access it from another computer browser

I had a server in a hosting company and I took it home. I need to connect him to a local network (not wifi) and access to the server from another computer in the network via browser, like I did it ...
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Why localhost is too slow while I am downloading and it works perfect when there's no internet at all

My project don't need anything from the internet, no JQuery, no twitter, no nothing! and it works perfectly when there's no internet connection at all, and of course when there's an internet ...
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Cannot find 127.0.0.1 or vhost with localhost apache in mac

I was working with localhost:81 during a long time with vhost and all was right. Right now I need to work over the 80 port and i change the http.conf and http-vhost for used the 80 port but right now ...