Posted 3 minutes ago # Edit
I have a problem similar to that resolved two days ago: wampserver home page instead of my website.
I am a newbie to WordPress and wamp. I've set up local host on wamp server but have run into a technical problem. When I open Firefox>New Tab and enter 'localhost', or 'localhost/wp-admin', or any localhost-based word combination, I get automatically redirected to an AltaVista search result: http://us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=altavista&itag=ody&q=http://localhost/wp-admin/themes.php.
Is there a reason for this? Do you think I did something wrong in my installation?
It seems to me that a quick fix for this would be to change the name of 'localhost' in my wp-config.php file; e.g. - here's a cut and paste extract from my wp-config.php:
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
Is it possible for me to just open wp-config.php and physically change 'localhost' to something like: chironhost (based on my project name that uses the word chiron in the title.
I am reluctant to do this by myself when I don't know if there will be any adverse repercussions from making such a change directly in wp-config.php.
Any suggestions, advice?
Many thanks in advance for looking at this for me.