XAMPP Control Panel - Start Apache and Mysqul for local Install of WordPress

Quick fix: http://localhost redirects to http://www.localhost.com

You installed WordPress locally with XAMPP. Now you can’t figure out why your browser is redirecting http://localhost to http://www.localhost.com. This might happen when you first install WordPress locally or sometime down the line after a computer restart or something.

Most likely, you just need to start Apache and MySql. How? Go to the ‘xammp’ folder in you C: folder and double click ‘xammp-control.exe’. While you’re at it make a shortcut for that executable on your desktop. That will bring up the XAMMP Control Panel Application. Press “Start” for Apache and MySql.

XAMPP Control Panel - Start Apache and Mysqul for local Install of WordPress

Now go back go your browser and play with your local install of WordPress!

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