How do I do this? It's not much of a hassle but at times it would be quite convenient if I could just double click on the php/html file to test my php scrips on my localhost/XAMPP server instead of the the double-click directing to me the location on the hard disk where the php server is not being used.
To clarify, I meant being able to skip typing the "localhost/" part of the file address in the browser address bar every time I want to test a php script.
Edit your hosts file and change localhost to "1" or as you like you will be able to access root directory files as 1/file.php.Do the following steps
My Computer > C: (or whatever drive Windows is on) > WINDOWS > system32 > drivers > etc > hosts
Note: If you aren't sure where My Computer is or you just want to use a keyboard shortcut to open it, you can hold down the Windows key on your keyboard while you press the “E” key.
Right-click on the HOSTS file, and click Open. A window will appear asking what to open it with; find Notepad, select it, and click OK.
If you've never edited your HOSTS file before, this is what it should look like:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol. # # For example: # # 126.96.36.199 rhino.acme.com # source server # 188.8.131.52 x.acme.com # x client host
change localhost to 1
you will be able to access the file using http://1/file.php