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CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide by Tim Juravich

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Time for action — opening your web browser

We are going to access the Apache service on our machine by opening a web browser, and navigating to Apache's URL.

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Type http://localhost into the address bar, and hit Enter.
  3. Your browser will display the following message to you:
    Time for action — opening your web browser

What just happened?

We used the web browser to access Apache, and in return, it showed us a quick verification that everything was hooked up correctly. Our computer knew that we were trying to access our local Apache service because of the URL http://localhost. The URL http://localhost actually maps to the address http://127.0.0.1:80, which is the address and ...

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