`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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How to allow remote access to my WAMP server

I have developed a site using WAMP and it's working locally. I want to give access to other users, and when I put the server online and put my IP to the browser it's working. When I put the IP into ...
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Uninstalled Apache, but still see test page

I recently installed Apache HTTP Server from Apache Haus and PHP, and have decided I'd like to experiment with a few other options, so I uninstalled and deleted them. However, when I visit localhost ...
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How to reconfigure Local host

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Browsing to localhost is slow when connected to Internet

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How to open an html file as localhost?

I was wondering if it is possible to open an html file as localhost. I am using Microsoft WebMatrix 3 to build websites, and when you click "Run", it opens the html file as a localhost. I'm wondering ...
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Why is “It works!” showing up at my http://127.0.0.1 (localhost)?

So, I was playing around with Java sockets, servers and streams, the other day, and I decided, purely out of curiosity, expecting no good results, to open Google Chrome and navigate to 127.0.0.1, and ...
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Can't run localhost PHP server on OSX Mavericks

So i've done this before but I don't remember the command. I was able to use a directory a localhost file. I've tried sudo apachectl start but when I go to localhost the page isn't found. I've also ...
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Curl local host names on Mac OS X Yosemite

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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can't reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can't ping localhost or the actual IP either. OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, they ...
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Access localhost ( running on Mac OS X ) from another machine in the network

I have a REST service running on Mac OS X, which im currently accessing using "localhost:8888" and "10.0.2.2:8888" I want to access the same service from another computer which is in the same ...
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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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Localhost aliases in Mac OS X mysteriously stopped working

For whatever reason aliases for my Mac OS X localhost seem to have suddenly stopped working. Presumably follow some update caused this, although I”m not sure what. Here’s my hosts file: ## # Host ...
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How to access localhost offline?

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Does Apache need firewall access for code server requests?

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How to configure to send emails from localhost pc with postfix xampp and xubuntu configuration

I am building some website and for testing purposes i need to configure somehow to be able to send emails from my pc. I have xubuntu installed on my home pc and xampp for local development. I have ...
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Localhost tcp throughput performance differences

I have been using psping for measuring bandwith statistics on localhost on different computers: laptops, home computers and servers. All of them get to between 100 and 200 MB/s but my PowerPc at work ...
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MAMP “localhost” doesn't work unlike 127.0.0.1

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Why can't Chromium connect to http://[::1]:8080/ (i.e. IPv6 localhost)?

For developing a statically generated website on my laptop running Debian, I use weborf running on IPv6 localhost, port 8080: weborf -i ::1 -p 8080 -b .. I can connect to http://[::1]:8080/ without ...
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Excel 2013 MySQL Database Connection - SQL Server does not exist or access denied

I recently set up the most basic possible version of MySQL 5.6 and created a test schema in which a test table was placed. The connection is just named "Local instance MySQL" with host "localhost", ...
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IIS Sharing LocalHost

On my IIS I have a webserver running on my local host I want everyone to be able to see. So for the iisstart page I put the code to redirect to the page, However I get 404, When I connect to it from ...
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How to change default browser to open localhost in wampserver

When I installed wampserver on my computer. I didn't have firefox or any browser installed. Because I also disabled Internet explorer. How do I manually set the default browser that opens up localhost ...
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MySQL server: Error 1067 (in services.msc) and Error 10061 (in mysqld console) - what troubleshooting may be attempted?

I'm trying to install MySQL Community edition on a Windows 8.1 machine. To sum up the problem: whith the .msi installer I get MySQL registered as a service, but unable to start (error 1067); with a ...
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localhost declaration on PC?

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xamp localhost website not found

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http://localhost:8080 is not working on running apacher Server through XAMPP

I am unable to configure a PHP/MySQL/Apache environment on my local machine using XAMPP. In my xampp control panel the Apache and MySQL status is shown as started, but localhost URL is not working. ...
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WAMP 2.5 hangs my Windows 7 SP1 laptop as soon as it starts

I am using WAMP 2.5 with local folder (localhost/websitename) setting. Every time I open WAMP (when internet is connected) it hangs my laptop for a number of minutes and the only option I have, is to ...
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How can I create Local Loopback on Linux (RedHat or Debian)?

How can I do the same on Linux (RedHat or Debian)? I need to create local loopback as shown herein: ...
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How to change default directory of localhost

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dnsmasq not working without internet connection in OS X Yosemite

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how to set up connection between virtualbox and other computers

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Force vncserver started by lightdm to localhost on ubuntu 14.04

I am using vncserver with lightdm on ubuntu 14.04 on an amazon EC2 instance. I created a lightdm.conf: # # VNC Server configuration # # enabled = True if VNC connections should be allowed # port = ...
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windows 8.1 hosts file # redirect this is just a bad ideas

I've been editing my host file for a while never had this kind of problem. A few days ago I'm not sure either windows or a malware override my host file For example if I did this 127.0.0.1 ...
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How to access localhost website from another computer?

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Using Java to run Applet on localhost is blocked

I am using a local web server on my computer to test a jar file that I am going to use the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) to use that is going to be included in my website, but I am having a ...
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IE doesn't work with localhost + port

I have a NodeJS server running on my local machine for development purposes. By default, it uses port 1337. (I've tried a handful of other ports such as 8080, 1234, 9000, 9090, 65432 et al). I can ...
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MediaWiki Availibility for Local and External

I'm currently hosting a MediaWiki site on my computer. I'm forwarding port 80 to my computer, and I'm able to access it from outside the network, as long as the $wgServer variable in ...
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How can I get Apache 2.4 localhost subdirectories to resolve when root resolves perfectly?

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localhost not working on OS X Yosemite

I have my Mac's local apache server running and when I visit localhost I get the standard "It Works" page. The "It works" page was cached - it is in fact broken the same as 127.0.0.1. When I visit ...
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localhost/foldername not working after upgrading to Yosemite

After upgrading to Yosemite I can no longer access folders in my Sites directory like this: http://localhost/foldername instead I have to add ~myusername after localhost like this: ...
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ssl on localhost and apache server

How do I do SSL on localhost? How do I do it on live server?
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Localhost and local Ubuntu Server Apache2 server issues

I have an Apache2 server running on a Ubuntu Server PC at the moment and am having a few problems with it of which I hope one of you could help me with. I have the Apache2 on machine x.x.x.72 and ...
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How to map an IP adress to localhost?

I want to map the IP address 192.168.1.222 to 127.0.0.1 so that if I use 192.168.1.222 in the web browser or ping command I get the response (and that from my 127.0.0.1). Is this possible via ...
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Cannot ping or nslookup local Wordpress

Hi I have created a local WordPress blog using lamp server. I can ping and nslookup localhost, however; i cannot do the same with localhost/WordPress Help please
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My localhost web not connected to “anywhere”

I have a localhost web which contains ajax that communicate to some server (call it www.google.com), but it fail. I try to my friend's chrome, it was able. my friend said I should check "bypass proxy ...
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Accessing forwarded VM ports from other computers on local network

I'm working on a Windows 8.1 machine, running Debian in VirtualBox. I have an Apache server on the Debian VM, with a web site on port 80. localhost:80 on the VM works for accessing the site. I have ...
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Connect to MySQL from localhost and external IP

I'm struggling to get my MySQL server to accept connections from localhost and external IP adresses at the same time. It's either only local or only external IP, but never both. I have read several ...
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Google chrome is slow on refreshing localhost website

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Wamp's localhost taking so much time on opening

I have following configuration for WAMP on local machine Windows 7. When I try to open localhost from WAMP Notification icon, it's taking so much time (around in minutes). Even phpmyadmin is taking ...
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How can I access a Magento store from the internet - LAMP - Hosted myself on Ubuntu (MySQL/PHP/APACHE2)

I still wonder how to put my server (LAMP) online (I googled almost three hours now). I have installed Magento CE (ver 1.9.0.1) and everything works great on my LOCALHOST (127.0.0.1)! So the setup is ...
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Localhost on Mac causing system-wide problems?

I had some trouble with my 2013 MBP bogging down this summer (apple wasn't sure why...too many chrome tabs or filesystem corruption. in any event a complete reinstall fixed it). I've been doing web ...