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Getting localhost to work when off-line so I can develop when not connected AnonyMouse msg:3689693 5:15 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0) Hi,
This may not be the right place to post this, but it seemed the most relevant forum.
I have apache/php/mysql running on my laptop, and use it to code locally before uploading to the server.
I've edited my hosts file on Windows, so that I can connect to apache via [
This works fine when I am connected to the web, but does not when I am offline! I've been frustrated by a dodgy net connection recently, and it's even more frustrating that I can't even make the most of working off-line.
Does anyone have any tips to get localhost working when off-line?
wsmeyer msg:3689852 7:39 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
My guess is that you inadvertently set it up so that it sends the request out to the internet and your router is routing it back to your laptop.
In your httpd.conf file the listen parameter should be set to 127.0.0.1 and then in your hosts file you should have entered
and that should be it.
AnonyMouse msg:3689937 8:56 pm on Jul 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the reply William.
I've got this in my httpd.conf:
ServerName localhost DocumentRoot "D:/apachedocs/" </VirtualHost>
And this in my hosts file:
Apart from the "listen" directive, it was all there before. Adding the listen directive (which I may not have done correctly) doesn't seem to have helped :-(
I've tried it with my firewall on and off, no effect.
Any other clues?
Pico_Train msg:3691226 6:45 pm on Jul 5, 2008 (gmt 0)
Check you tools -> options settings in your browsers if you are using IE.
IN your tools->internet options->connections - make sure "never dial a connection" is selected.
That sorted the same thing out for me in the past.