I consider myself very WAMP "proficient" given I have been using it for years and always and still do run into minor issues here and there.
I will suggest something before I help troubleshoot with you though:
- Consider setting up a VirtualHost for your installation so that you can be able to work on other projects without having to rely localhost itself. I generally keep the default WAMP files in their own directory in which I can access later for information or even in this case, to create a VirtualHost with ease.
- The domain extension
.dev is no longer supported in modern browsers (such as FireFox and Google Chrome) as this is bad practice and frowned upon (mainly because the
.dev extension is highly used in enterprise environments for development level testing and networking). So, in this case, it is best to use an extension name such as
.local for any local development with WAMP.
- It is fairly easy to set up a VirtualHost IF done through the WAMP web UI configuration page.
- Be sure to create the sub-directory first under
example.local before attempting to configure VirtualHosts for the first time (this also configures your
hostfile so you hustle less with the setup).
With all that and said, let me ask you some questions related to this subject:
- What version of WAMP are you using?
- Is the Apache module
- Is your WAMP tray icon colored green (if not, please specify the color)?
- Is port 80 available for Apache to use when WAMP starts up? (this is typically an issue)
I can almost guarantee you that question 4 is the main issue, trust me, I have brain damange from the amount of hours I spent trying to find what service is using port 80.
Please let me know if you cannot answer any one of these questions.