Unable to Connect

When I try to access a local development website or localhost I get “Unable to connect”, “This webpage is not available” or “Safari Can’t Connect to the Server”.

DesktopServer is currently turned off. If you turn off your computer DesktopServer does not startup automatically. To turn on DesktopServer, simply start the program once by double clicking the program icon:

On Windows at: c:\xampplite\DesktopServer.exe

On Macintosh as: /Applications/XAMPP/DesktopServer.app

You should be prompted to turn on the services “Apache” and “MySQL” (the web and database services). After clicking “next”, you will be presented with a “Sites” button in the lower left hand corner. Click the button to see a list of your installed websites.