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Local server not working after installing Apache manually

Issue Summary

One or two sentence summary of the issue.

Troubleshooting Questions

  • Does this happen for all sites in Local, or just one in particular?

All sites

  • Are you able to create a new, plain WordPress site in Local and access it in a Browser?

I can create new sites, but can’t open them


Describe the steps that others can take to replicate this issue. If you have screenshots that can help clarify what is happening, please include them!

Local is not opening my sites because I’ve reinxtalled apache server manually and I’ve lost all Local configuration. Can I reinstall Local again without lossing and site actually added ( all the were working before apache install

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?

    • For example: macOS Catalina or Windows 10 Professional

macOS Big Sur

Security Reminder

Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

Because Apache was installed manually on the computer, you’ll need to either:

  1. Stop running apache/nginx before running Local.
  2. Configure Local to use the localhost Router Mode.

The “Router Mode” feature allows you to choose between using localhost or a human readable site-domain (something like example.local) to access the WordPress site. You can change this setting by navigating to the “Preferences > Advanced > Router Mode” page.

For more info, see this help doc:

Thank you for your help.

Fixed stoping other services.

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