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Setting up a local server environment...

Liam W

Well-known member
#1

LPH

Well-known member
#2
Nice job.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Is a capital D in Windows 8.1 (not sure on other versions)

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

Also, I end up with save failed errors, please check if this file is opened in another program and cannot recall how to fix this issue. Maybe you could add that information ;)
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#3
Nice job.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Is a capital D in Windows 8.1 (not sure on other versions)

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

Also, I end up with save failed errors, please check if this file is opened in another program and cannot recall how to fix this issue. Maybe you could add that information ;)
Which file, the hosts one? I never got that issue...
 

Biker

Well-known member
#9
Nice job.

C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

Is a capital D in Windows 8.1 (not sure on other versions)

C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts
Windows has never been concerned with case. Doesn't really matter if you type a d or D.
 

LPH

Well-known member
#10
Windows has never been concerned with case. Doesn't really matter if you type a d or D.
Thank you. I did not know that.... Used to being careful due to linux :)

Update: Turns outs NTFS is case sensitive but Windows turns it off to emulate MS-DOS case insensitivity. Cool stuff.
 
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Biker

Well-known member
#11
Used to being careful due to linux :)
Yup. While noticing stuff like that is a good thing for Linux users, the underlying OS with Microsoft products have never been case sensitive. Even going back to the MS-DOS days, case was never an issue.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#15
LiamW, this is a very useful guide.

I experienced the same issues with XAMPP and WAMP. Was getting page loads of 1 second or more instead of the expected 0.1 or less when working locally.

My solution was to use Zend Server Free. I haven't tried Zend Server 6.1 yet, but I'm very surprised to see that it now includes nginx so the next time I do a complete restore, I will be trying it out.

But either way, any version of Zend Server worked perfectly for me.

Still, good guide. Thanks for sharing it.
 

Ark Royal

Active member
#18
Thanks for the guide.
However, I cannot get 127.0.0.1 to display anything, I get a 404 page not found error.
I have followed the instructions and following a reboot I navigated to 127.0.0.1 and had the IIS splash screen displayed.
Disabled IIS, rebooted and now 127.0.0.1 gives the above error.

@Liam W Any ideas ?

Many Thanks
AR