I am trying to move a live wordpress website to a local site on my computer so that I can make changes and try things out without messing up the live site. I am using WAMP on a Win7 PC.
I went through all the steps...installed WAMP and downloaded my Wordpress files and my database file, put the wordpress files in the D:/wamp/www/site-name folder, I created a new database in phpadmin with the same name as my downloaded datebase, and imported my database, then I updated the URLS inside the database from http://www.site-name.org to localhost/site-name using the sql queries, then I updated the database name, username and password in the wp-config.pho file to reflect what is being used on the localhost versus the live site, then because I was using apache 2.4.x, I went to create a virtual host for my wordpress site because the localhost option was suppressed in the httpd.config file...and from what I gathered, the newer version is made to use virtual host, so I was attempting to do that, instead of unsupressing the localhost option.
So, I went to the the c/windows.system32/drivers/etc/hosts file and added the following
# localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost # site-name name resolution 127.0.0.1 site_name #local version of website ::1 site_name
( note I had already checked the httpd.config file, and this line was already active:
# Virtual hosts Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
Then, I went to the httpd-vhost.conf file and added in my new virtual host:
# Virtual Hosts # <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName localhost ServerAlias localhost DocumentRoot D:/wamp/www <Directory "D:/wamp/www/"> Options +Indexes +Includes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews AllowOverride All Require local </Directory> </VirtualHost> # # <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName site_name ServerAlias site_name DocumentRoot D:/wamp/www/site_name <Directory "D:/wamp/www/site_name"> Options +Indexes +Includes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews AllowOverride All Require local </Directory> </VirtualHost>
However, after saving that, and restarting WAMP services, I continue to get an error for Site_name under Virtual host, that says: The ServerName site_name has syntax error in file D:/wamp/bin/apache/apache2.4.23/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf.
I have looked over the above code in the httpd-vhosts.conf for the site_name server, but can't find any syntax errors. The localhost virtual host works, and from what I can tell, the syntax for the site_name server is the same.
I tried running httpd.exe in the apache folder to see if it would give me more details on the syntax error, but I can't get it to run when double clicking on it, and I wasn't sure how to run it from the cmd prompt...I tried, but I kept getting some kind of socket error.
Thank you for the help.
Can someone please help be figure out what might be happening. What am I missing something?