Hosting two websites locally
June 6, 2011 4:36 AM Subscribe
Hosting more than one website locally - explain to me like I'm stupid.
posted by tavegyl to computers & internet (9 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am in the process of building a fairly straightforward website on Wordpress. It's nearly finished, but now I have to build another.
I worked out how to host the first site locally to build and test it - I'm using WAMP on Windows 7, and can access the site from my browser by going to localhost. Adding a second independent site has me stumped, and my little brain feels as though the guides I find online are missing steps.
So, could you tell me how I can make a second locally hosted Wordpress website? And (this feels like a hilariously stupid question) how do I access it from my browser? Type in 'localhost2'?
I assume I'll need to make a new database using phpMyAdmin and edit my hosts file, but what happens in between is presently eluding me, including how all this specifically applies to Wordpress. Could you give me a straightforward, preferably step-by-step, explanation of what I should do and (if it's not too much trouble to explain) why? Or direct me to a guide designed for stupid people?