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    Unhappy Localhost no longer goes to local server

    When I type in http://localhost/ I get the Page Cannot Be Found error. However, when I type in my computer name, which in this case would be http://jacob-laptop/, I get my server. How could I get localhost to reach it again?

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    Re: Localhost no longer goes to local server

    Did you change anything in your Apache settings, or in your firewall settings?

    Probably http://jacob-laptop/ points to your internal IP-address, where localhost should point at 127.0.0.1

    You can also examine the contents of your /etc/hosts file.

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    Re: Localhost no longer goes to local server

    Quote Originally Posted by new_tolinux View Post
    ...where localhost should point at 127.0.0.1

    You can also examine the contents of your /etc/hosts file.
    +1
    127.0.0.1 frequently gets edited to hostname. I prefer to leave localhost as 127.0.0.1 and "alias" hostnames via 127.0.1.1.
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