i'm develope my website at home running under apache server 4.xx, and the default url address is http://localhost is there anyway to set it to my url address: http://www.mypaidurl.com and still running locally like http://localhost ? i meant it should act exactly like http://localhost without giving me the microsoft error message that trying to connect to the real dns server on the internet.
So you want to be able to type http://www.mypaidurl.com in your browser, but have it resolve to localhost? In windows you can do this in your hosts file. Open the file "hosts" in your windows directory. Now add to the file a line like this: