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T Rela
T Rela
714 Points


After setup of Desktop server on windows 10, both the link shttp://www.example.dev/wp-admin/install.php and localhost are not working on any browsers

2 Answers

Kelly O'Brien
Kelly O'Brien
3,360 Points

I found this answer on the server press site, which resolved the issue for me:

Do you have Skype installed? If so please go to Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> Connections and uncheck the box “use port 80 and 443 as alternative”. Then reboot your computer.

And start DesktopServer and click the [ Sites ] button

Here's the link to the site if that helps!

Tarek El Hinaoui
Tarek El Hinaoui
Courses Plus Student 13,220 Points

I had the same issue.. try the following.. 1- I had to unblock the port 80 setting a new rule through the windows firewall advanced settings.. in some win10 version this can be done by disabling the World Wide Web Publishing Services through the services.msc 2- I had to modify the C:\xampplite\apache\conf\httpd.conf file Server name from localhost to, remove the site reinstall it all over again.. 3- modify the wp-config.php in your installed site file directory to match your server name and databse settings

check these links https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/setting-up-xampp/ http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-the-error-establishing-a-database-connection-in-wordpress/