Local test with XAMPP fails with 404: "Requested resource is not available" (after install)

I get a 404 error after a successful installation.

  1. calling /install (with no issues)

  1. Pushing the button login now will forward to / and it shows this:


  • It’s a fresh XAMPP installation (win)
  • PHP v8.2.12 / Apache v2.4.58
  • all required extensions are installed
  • mod_rewrite is activated (php.ini)
  • AllowOverride All (httpd.conf)
  • all files are stored (also .htaccess)
  • server/services restarted after file editing

This problem could be related to:

(…but I couldn’t find a solution for my case.)

Note: I’ve already published my issue on GitHub, but maybe there’s an idea in the community here. Thanks a lot!


You need to use a pretty url in my test only work when I access through http://cockpit.xampp/ pretty url.

  1. On Windows change or add the <“httpd-vhosts.conf>” file in “C:\xampp\apache\conf\extra” folder to
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@cockpit.xampp
    DocumentRoot "C:/xampp/htdocs/cockpit"
    ServerName cockpit.xampp
    ErrorLog "logs/cockpit.xampp-error.log"
    CustomLog "logs/cockpit.xampp-access.log" common
  1. add cockpit.xampp #xampp magic! to host file in c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.


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