#72572

Charlie Berg
Participant

Danny,
I had the same problem and found that when installing ServerPress it did not write to the ‘host’ file (with Vista I found the file C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ hosts)
To open the file:
1)Click Start button , click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Notepad, and then click Run as administrator
2)Use Notepad to browse for the file: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ hosts
3) change to ‘All Files’ and you should see the contents of the hosts file
4) The bottom portion of mine looked like:
127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost
5)I then added 2 lines for the website I created (website1test.dev) and it looked like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.0.1 website1test.dev
127.0.0.1 http://www.website1test.dev
6) Apparently your browser looks at this file before it goes out to find an address. 127.0.0.1 is your PC, so the browser will then look for the website you created on your PC first.
7)Save the file in Notepad and then try finding your site again with your browser

Hope I haven’t skipped anything, but this finally worked for me. I’m sure someone else can give a better explanation.
Hope this helps.
Charlie