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Can access but not localhost?

Asked by mrdh (501points) January 10th, 2009

I installed XAMPP successfully, but for some reason I can only access it via and not localhost. Anyway I can solve this?

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Vincentt's avatar

What operating system are you on?

philo23's avatar

mmm, sounds like your HOSTS file doesn’t have localhost listed in it. i’m not sure exactly how but i think you just need to add “localhost<tabspacehere>” and that should make localhost point to, and if i remember rightly, the HOSTS file on windows is inside C:\windows\

Good luck.

nightclaw's avatar

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?”
seriously switch off the networking in device manager and bring it up again. I can’t think of a way to accidently get rid of the loopback in hosts.

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