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cannot connect to localhost (7 posts)

  1. elnovak
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I used the Easy 5 Minute WordPress Installation on Windows instructions using WebPI to install wordpress locally to my computer. It was working beautifully the day that I installed it, but days later I am trying to log in again to do some more work on it, and I get this message: Unable to connect: Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:44031.

    Do I need to do something more than simply point my browser to the loaclhost to get working on the site again? Ive also tried various other URLs, like http://localhost:44031/wordpress/wp-admin/index.php and http://localhost:44031/wordpress/wp-login.php

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is your server software started/running?

    On my laptop, I use wampserver to install WP locally. Any time the computer restarts, I need to manually go in and 'start' the server

  3. elnovak
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Rev Voodoo

    I'm a newbie here, I installed the package from the link above, what is the name of the server and how to I start it?

  4. elnovak
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Update: I opened my MySQL server and entered my password to start it up, but I am still unable to connect to the localhost.

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, I am completely unfamiliar with Web PI, and hadn't read that stuff, sorry about that

    I'm not 100% certain if/how it may need to be 'started'

    If you open up the web pi thing from the start menu, can you find a way in from there? I'm cruising around google, but not finding anything too helpful so far...

  6. DanishHaidri
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having the same problem where i uploaded the site to GoDaddy using filezilla and to get real time access to the new website they asked me to change the host-name and password pointing to the website from within the WordPress - Settings.

    Now i cannot access the local website as it through me back to the website URL where this was pointed to.

    I want to access my local website to continue developing it. How can i do that?

    I am using WordPress 3.5 & Wampserver 2.2

    Urgent Help needed as i wanted to get the website live before New Years!

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For help with your own issues, create your own thread.

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