Getting the error: ‘There is a port conflit with this site’s domain’.
I’m trying to resolve it, since I prefer working with domains like:
mydomain.local instead of
This is what the error looks like:
When I visit the URL, then it hits some other server on my machine:
1. Switches to ‘Use localhost’
First I wanted to see if it works if I switch to localhost (as Local suggests). And it works. I do prefer the .local-domains, though.
2. Stopping NGINX
First I ran:
lsof -i :80 and saw that a bunch of NGINX-instances ran. So I quite Local, ran
sudo nginx -s stop, started Local again. Which resultet in same error. Even though that if I run
lsof -i :80 afterwards, that comes up blank.
3. Swapped server-type to Apache
I tried swapping server-type (from NGINX to Apache). But that didn’t do anything.
4. Reinstalled Local
I reinstalled Local without it doing anything.
5. Reinstalled NGINX from Brew
brew remove nginx and then
brew install nginx.
Didn’t do anything.
6. Tried to figure out what was running on Localhost
So it must be something else, that occupied localhost. But I can’t figure out what that is (Googled A LOT).
I have just migrated my entire computer (from another Macbook). On the old machine I was using Local By Flywheel v. 3.3.X (without any problems). But I couldn’t start the virtual machine on this new computer. So I uninstalled Local By Flywheel (following this guide: https://localwp.com/help-docs/troubleshooting/how-do-i-uninstall-local-by-flywheel-on-macos/
After this I downloaded and installed the latest version of Local and then this issue started.
- Local version: 5.9.7+5156
- Mac OS (Big Sur 11.1).
- There aren’t any error logs (no directory called ‘local’ in ~/Library/Logs/').