The release of WampServer 2.5 greatly improved the virtual server’s speed which was already fast to begin with. Also, with the new process of creating Projects or Virtual Hosts, you can now have URLs like
http://mytest instead of the old
http://localhost/mytest which is a great improvement especially for users like me who play with WordPress Plugins.
Once you get WampServer or WAMP installed, go to the installation folder then locate the www folder. This is where all your virtual website’s file are going to be stored. Inside the www folder create a new folder. Name it anyway you want. In the example below we’ll use the name wp-one.
Make sure WAMP is running then right-click its icon on the Taskbar then go to Apache then open httpd.conf (OR) you could also manually open that file on this location:
Once the file is open in your text editor, find this line:
# Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf
then change it to this:
You simply remove the # sign thereby uncommenting it. You’ll only do this step once.
Locate and open another file:
Then add this code at the bottom:
d:/wamp/www/wp-oneis the path to the folder we created on Step 1.
Open your Windows Host file with your text editor.
Add these two lines:
Restart WAMP Server so that it could pick up the changes. You can now check your new Project website on your browser.
To add another Project or Virtual Host repeat the steps above except for Step 2.