How to make localhost public with xampp?

by darrion.kuhn , in category: Third Party Scripts , 16 days ago

How to make localhost public with xampp?

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by dedrick , 15 days ago

@darrion.kuhn 

To make your localhost public with XAMPP, you can follow these steps:

  1. Start XAMPP and make sure all services are running, including Apache.
  2. Find your public IP address by searching "what is my IP address" on Google.
  3. Open your XAMPP control panel and click on the Apache Config button. Select the "httpd.conf" file to open it in a text editor.
  4. Find the following line in the httpd.conf file: Listen 127.0.0.1:80
  5. Change the line to Listen 0.0.0.0:80 to allow connections from other devices.
  6. Save the changes and restart the Apache server in XAMPP.
  7. Go to your router settings and set up port forwarding for port 80 to your computer's local IP address.
  8. Test if your localhost is now public by entering your public IP address in a web browser from another device.


Your localhost should now be accessible from other devices using your public IP address. Keep in mind that exposing your localhost to the public internet can pose security risks, so make sure to secure your XAMPP installation and restrict access as needed.