Note: This is a re-post of a recovered post about a problem with Drupal. Just in case I ever go back.
After installing the BitNami Drupal stack, the system took forever to load pages. A check of the system status showed that the “HTTP request status” item was experiencing a failure.
This seemed to be related to the settings in the
file. (To edit the file, you have to start notepad or wordpad as an administrator [right-click on the program name, select from menu], then open the file.)
At the end of the file, I added the single line:
where “david-pc” is the name of my computer and since this is a self-hosted site running locally. That seemed to do it. Now things work just fine. (So far.)