Local hosting does not work in winxp pro.

By BillGates
May 8, 2005
  1. I wanted to test a website I was making for a friend of mine and when I load the website using the local host It displays:

    The page cannot be found
    The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.


    Please try the following:

    If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

    Open the localhost home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
    Click the Back button to try another link.
    HTTP 404 - File not found
    Internet Information Services


    Technical Information (for support personnel)

    More information:
    Microsoft Support


    I cant keep local host to display the website is there something that I did wrong. The host ip address is the default
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    post more USEFUL information about what you are trying to achieve and what hsa been done, or you might as well not bother to post at all. we ain't mind readers you know...
  3. BillGates

    BillGates TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88


    I am trying to get the website to be viewable locally when I goto Preview. If a testing server is not working on your host computer using inetpub in the wwwroot folder on xp it doesn't work.

    My other sites work except for this one and it doesn't make any since.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    still unsure of what you're talking about...
    the basic goal is to put the path and full file name of the file in the address bar of your browser. are you working with htm files or something?
  5. BillGates

    BillGates TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    html, asp is what Im using you don't build websites do you.
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    If you double-click on the html file (from e.g. Windows Explorer) it should open in your browser. If not, you have an error in your htlm code.
    Don't know about asp, never worked with it.
  7. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you have it set for default and have not made a dns (named server)
    like or you have to use the ip address numbers
    try thats your internal default
    if using a script like asp or php and not familiar try a simple index.html file
    Oh and that has to be the name of your root file in th root file folder
    index.html like C:\microsoft\inent\www\ here is where the index html file goes
    make sure you point to this in your server config file
    I don't use M$ I use apache coldfusion cfm on java server
    good like
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