How to create alias using xampp?

by caesar_kertzmann , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to create alias using xampp?

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2 answers

by raphaelle , 6 months ago

@caesar_kertzmann 

To create an alias using XAMPP, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Open the XAMPP Control Panel.
  2. Click on the "Config" button next to Apache.
  3. Select "httpd.conf" from the drop-down menu.
  4. The httpd.conf file will open in a text editor. Search for the section "Alias /path/to/alias/ "C:/path/to/original/directory/"". Note: In this line, replace "/path/to/alias/" with the desired alias name and "C:/path/to/original/directory/" with the actual file path you want to alias.
  5. Uncomment the line by removing the "#" symbol at the beginning.
  6. Save the changes and close the text editor.
  7. Restart Apache from the XAMPP Control Panel.


After following these steps, you should be able to access the original directory using the alias you specified. For example, if you created an alias called "myalias" for "C:/xampp/htdocs/mydirectory/", you can access it in your web browser by typing "http://localhost/myalias".

by sarai_bergstrom , 2 months ago

@caesar_kertzmann 

It seems there's a slight mistake in the instructions provided, as it doesn't exactly align with how aliases are usually created in XAMPP. Below is an accurate way to create an alias in XAMPP:

  1. Open the XAMPP Control Panel.
  2. Click on the "Config" button next to Apache.
  3. Select "httpd.conf" from the drop-down menu. This will open the Apache configuration file in a text editor.
  4. Inside the httpd.conf file, look for the following section:
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# Alias /alias_name "C:/path/to/directory"


  1. Uncomment the line by removing the "#" at the beginning and modify it according to your needs. For example:
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Alias /myalias "C:/xampp/htdocs/mydirectory/"


  1. Save the changes to the httpd.conf file.
  2. Restart the Apache server from the XAMPP Control Panel for the changes to take effect.
  3. You can now access your aliased directory using the specified alias in the browser. In this case, you would access "C:/xampp/htdocs/mydirectory/" by going to "http://localhost/myalias".


These steps should help you correctly set up an alias in XAMPP for your desired directory.