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Help installing 2.2.2 on XAMPP outside of normal document root




20 June 2008 at 10:04am (Last edited: 20 June 2008 10:04am), Community Member, 14 Posts

Hi, I've been really impressed with what I have seen in SilverStripe and its user community and want to dig in a little deeper. To do that, I have a XAMPP 1.6.6.a running and would like to install SilverStripe *outside* of the normal document root (c:\xampp\ss) on my local machine in order to duplicate the production environment within our org. I have been trying to make changes to the httpd-vhosts.conf file to allow me to find the silverstripe site by using something like "" and localhost for everything else, but I can't get anything to work. I've added to my hosts file and that works, but any time that I make a change to the httpd-vhosts.conf file, XAMPP won't restart and errors out with a nondescript error. My conf file looks like this:

NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost *:80>
   DocumentRoot /xampp/ss

<VirtualHost *:80>
   ServerName localhost
   DocumentRoot /xampp/htdocs

Any ideas??? Am I way off base to try this?