Feb 09, 2017 · I successfully downloaded a stack with Bitnami and figured out how to get to the wordpress dashboard and build out a site I wanted to show to a colleague. It looked nice. I was so happy with it. It all worked, and I was able to login at 127.0.0.1/wordpress/wp-admin and work on it.
The first step when installing WordPress is to start your Xampp server, ensure you start Apache and MySQL. Click on the start button to start running Apache server and MySQL database. After starting the server we need to check from the browser if everything is running on well. To check we should type on the browser localhost or 127.0.0.1.
However if I replace localhost to 127.0.0.1 everything seems to work fine. Since localhost is resolved to 127.0.0.1 I'd like to know what might be the problem with my php/mysql configurations that is resulting into this behavior.? I encountered this problem with Wordpress, Cake and CodeIgniter.
Few days ago I tried to reach my admin panel but suddenly it redirected me right away to 127.0.0.1 (even login window won't show up). It has been working fine for months, I haven't changed anything but now suddenly this weird problem occurs. I have already checked .htaccess and everything looks fine, there is no malicious code inside.
127.0.0.1 and other 127.0.0.0 network addresses do not belong to any of the private IP address ranges defined in IPv4. Individual addresses in those private ranges can be dedicated to local network devices and use for inter-device communication, whereas 127.0.0.1 cannot.