Running local copy of web apps (other than WP)
Learning Web programming (PHP, Perl, Ruby, Python)
NOT RECOMMENDED: running a local production server
WordPress Requirements WordPress XAMPP PC OSX Version 3.1 3.2 1.7.7 1.7.3 PHP 4.3 5.2.4+ 5.3.8 5.3.1 MySQL 4.1.2 5.0+ 5.5.16 5.1.44 Optionally, you may also need mod_rewrite and email capabilities, depending on how you want to configure your installation, or what plugins you want to test.
Virtual Hosts: hosts ## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost fe80::1%lo0 localhost 127.0.0.1 lphsgrads 127.0.0.1 lphsgrads2.dev 127.0.0.1 aaa
The 127.0.0.1 IP address is your localhost machine
Just add another line with the localhost IP, a space or two, and your desired domain name