How to change localhost to a domain name in xampp

Follow the below steps to Change localhost to custom domain name in XAMP server.

1) Open the file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and “Copy hosts file to desktop” and open it.

Current hosts file will looks like this,

# Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
#      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
#       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
#	127.0.0.1       localhost
#	::1             localhost

Add the below line and save the file. Copy host file and replace with existing one in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.

127.0.0.1 testing.local

2) Edit httpd-vhosts.conf file (In my system C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra and edit httpd-vhosts.conf ). add below code. Here my project folder is in other drive “D:/Projects/Other/test” (put your own path).

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName www.testing.local
  ServerAlias testing.local
  DocumentRoot D:/Projects/Other/test
</VirtualHost>

3) Restart XAMPP and open url www.testing.local will load content form D:/Projects/Other/test

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