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
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
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 18.104.22.168 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 22.214.171.124 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
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).
3) Restart XAMPP and open url www.testing.local will load content form
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