Thanks for the reply,
Im not sure where the testing server and the remote server differ, i changed the web url to localhost/xamp/htdocs/ewebsolutions which is how it is set up in my files on the C drive.
but im getting the same error. Am i suppose to put something in the root directory? ill attach a picture of what i have and there's nothing in the root directory.
It's been awhile since i set up a testing server and i never really understood it so im covering new ground pretty much here.