Change localhost name to your desired one

Follow the steps below:

For Windows:

  1. Go to your xampp folder: C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra
  2. Find httpd-vhosts.conf and open it with any of text editor like note pad
  3. Stop Xampp if running.
  4. Add these line first: 
    1. NameVirtualHost *:80
    2.  
    3. DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs"
    4. ServerName localhost
    5. </VirtualHost>
  5. Then: 
    1. <VirtualHost *:80>
    2. DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/your/website/folder"
    3. ServerName yourdesiredname.you
    4. ServerAlias www.yourdesiredname.you
    5. <Directory "C:/xampp/htdocs/your/website/folder">
    6. AllowOverride All
    7. Require all Granted
    8. </Directory>
    9. </VirtualHost>
  6. Save the file
  7. Now go to : C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  8. Find for hosts
  9. make a back up of this file to anywhere on your system
  10. Now open the file with any of text editor like note pad
  11. Add these lines to the end of the file: 
    1. 127.0.0.1 localhost
    2. 127.0.0.1 www.yourdesiredname.you
  12. Save the file
  13. Restart the xampp
  14. write your choosen domain name i. e. : www.yourdesiredname.you into your browser and you are done

 

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