How to setup virtual host on Xampp

You know we developers work on the local server, after completing the work we migrate the work on the local server. After setting up a virtual host, we can make multiple virtual hosts on the same server.


Suppose if we are working on 2 projects in the local environment, we can make 2 domain URLs for both projects. Each website can be accessed by a specific name.

In this article, we are going to set up 2 virtual hosts on the local server. The domain names we will use here are and

Configure Virtual Hosts

Step 1: Go to the C:\xampp\apache\conf directory and open the httpd.conf file. Find the Virtual hosts text using ctrl +f and remove the # sign from there.

# Virtual hosts
# Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf


# Virtual hosts
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

Step 2: Navigate the directory C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra and open the httpd.vhosts.conf file. See the below screenshot.

Now we need to paste the following code in the httpd.vhosts.conf file.

<VirtualHost *:80>
 DocumentRoot "C:\XAMPP\htdocs\test1"

<VirtualHost *:80>
 DocumentRoot "C:\XAMPP\htdocs\test2"


Note: Here I have added code for 2 virtual hosts

You need to replace the project path name in the root directory and server name according to your requirement and save the file.

Now the httpd.vhosts.conf file will look like something like this:

Step 3: Now we need to open the host file.

Search Run on the window search bar, click on the run application and paste the following code:


Open the file, and add your virtual host. 

Note: I have added two virtual hosts. You need to change the hosts name according to your projects.

Now hosts file will look like this:

Virtual host configuration is done. Now restart the Apache server from the Xampp control panel.

For testing open the browser and browse the domains.

We have successfully configured two virtual hosts.

Please refer to the below article if you are not able to modify the changes in the Hosts file.
Not able to modify the Hosts file

Thanks for reading, feel free to reach out to me for any comments and suggestions. I hope you found the article helpful and you were able to setup the virtual hosts on your localhost xampp.

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