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From "Rob Wilkerson" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Rerouting Localhost (to XAMPP home page)
Date Mon, 31 Jul 2006 09:24:23 GMT
You should be able to do this one of two ways:

1.  Change your DocumentRoot directory and the associated <Directory>
block to /Applications/xampp/htdocs
2.  Uncomment the NameVirtualHosts directive and create a <VirtualHost
*:80> block that has a DocumentRoot that point to

You should be able to take a look at the Apache docs and find a pretty
decent amount of information about each of these directives/blocks.

On 7/30/06, David Blomstrom <> wrote:
> I'm still struggling with my XAMPP installation. I finally got it downloaded
> and extracted, but when I starated the installation, everything installed
> except Apache. I decided to have another look at the default Apache
> installation. I opened System Preferences > Sharing and discovered that
> "Personal Web Sharing" was already enabled. Yet I got a dead page when I
> typed http://localhost into my browser.
> So I disabled Personal Web Sharing, the re-enabled it. Now, I get the
> standard Apache greeting when I type in http://localhost. So I'm getting
> closer, but http://localhost is supposed to point to my new XAMPP home page.
> As I recall, I had a similar problem when I installed XAMPP on my PC, and I
> solved it by somehow pointing http://localhost to a different page. But I
> can't remember how I did it.
> I think this is XAMPP's home page:
> Applications/xampp/htdocs/index.html
> When I double click it, it previews at file:///xampp/index.php, but I get a
> "File not found" error message. I found my httpd.conf file and opened it,
> but I didn't find any virtual host settings. I did find this line near the
> end:
> #NameVirtualHost *:80
> Anyway, do you know how I can make http://localhost point to
> Applications/xampp/htdocs/index.html ?
> Thanks.
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Rob Wilkerson

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