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Thread began 1/09/2014 4:38 pm by Kevin373660 | Last modified 1/10/2014 11:12 am by Kevin373660 | 1930 views | 3 replies

Kevin373660

Jason,

Thank you for the fast reply. I have the Dreamweaver F12 Preview in browser working.

I followed your path logic and found that I had not corrected the hosts file correctly and accidently saved as a .txt file format.

I agree that in a standalone test web server environment the default install address is fine. However, I have several websites to work with and for security reasons I have installed Xampp on a different directory/partition.

The most resent Xampp now automatically detects the install directory and adjusts relavent code during installation, recommending that separate domains be install under in their separate site specific folder under the \htdocs directory.

X:\xampp\htdocs\yourdomainname1

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EDIT: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 loopback
127.0.0.1 yourdomainname1

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EDIT: httpd-vhosts.config
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NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "X:/xampp/htdocs"
ServerName localhost
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot "X:/xampp/htdocs/yourdomainname1"
ServerName yourdomainname1.localhost
<Directory "X:/xampp/htdocs/yourdomainname1">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
Require all granted
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>
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