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I'm ashamed I even need to ask this but I can't seem to overcome a super basic setup issue.

I have XAMPP setup on my Windows Install already (and everything works) it is installed at:


If I just visit: h t t p://localhost I go directly to the XAMPP "welcome" page and if I visit: h t t p://localhost/foo/index.php I can view the index.php file in the C:\xampp\htdocs\foo\ directory... and the PHP parses/executes just fine.

I next installed CodeIgniter and the instructions tell me to unzip CodeIgniter into the htdocs directory... thus I now have


Further in the setup it indicates to add/update/modify files in the various application subfolders inside the CodeIgniter folder... and then suggests that I can go to:

h t t p://localhost/index.php/pages/view to view pages I create.

However I can't get a single thing within CodeIgnitor to load except the default "hey you installed CodeIgniter!" page at h t t p://localhost/CodeIgniter/index.php

I've hit that frustration point where I just want the most basic thing inside CodeIgniter to load (and I honestly don't care if I can't load anything else in my htdocs directory).

What configuration change do I need to make (either within CodeIgniter or in my Apache httpd.conf) to make this all work?... or are the CodeIgniter install instructions misleading? (e.g. was I supposed to "lose" the CodeIgniter folder when I unzipped the application framework?)

Note: all the spaces in the localhost URL's are there on purpose and only there to overcome the SE systems anti-spam filtering. In addition although I specified localhost it was only to simplify the issue... e.g. I'm not having any network or DNS issues.

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closed as off topic by Brent Pabst, EEAA, Michael Hampton, Scott Pack, John Gardeniers Nov 12 '12 at 6:06

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Please read the FAQ before posting again please, this question is considered Off-Topic. –  Brent Pabst Nov 11 '12 at 20:23
@Brent Pabst how is this off topic? I have a question about how to setup/configure a server. –  Embarassed Nov 11 '12 at 20:29
No, you have a question about how to setup an application on your local machine, that's not a server or distributed system. If I mis-read your question and you are actually working on a full blown server, I apologize. But the current wording remains off-topic. –  Brent Pabst Nov 11 '12 at 20:32
I understand the rule about "personal" PCs versus a hosted server and I fully agree. In this scenario I was using localhost to simplify the question as this isn't an issue with DNS, host resolution, networking etc. –  Embarassed Nov 11 '12 at 20:38
The problem here is your subject specifically calls out Windows 7, which is never used in a professional environment to host anything. Again, feel free to reword your question to bring it into compliance. –  Brent Pabst Nov 11 '12 at 22:52
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