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WAMP I've created a virtual host but when I access it the browser is redirected to https and then fails

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Hi,

I'm running WAMP on a WIN10 Laptop.

I can access http://localhost and see the default info screen about the WAMPSERVER configuration.

I want to create a virtual host for my dev site.

So, in httpd.conf I've ensured that httpd-vhosts.conf is enabled.

In httpd-vhosts.comf I've added

<VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName dev_site
  DocumentRoot c:/wamp64/www/dev_site
  <Directory "c:/wamp64/www/dev_site/">
    AllowOverride All
    Require local
  </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

I've restarted WAMP and see dev_site listed as a VirtualHost on http://localhost

I've added an entry in my hosts file for 127.0.0.1   dev_site and tested that a ping to dev_site resolves to the loopback address.

When I navigate to http://dev_site/  I get redirected to https://dev_site/? and Chrome says "This site can't provide a secure connection"

I don't want to redirect to https, I just want to access the virtual host via http.

I created a simple Hello World html file. If I navigate to http://dev_site/a.htm I get redirected to https://dev_site/public/login.htm?loginurl=%2Fa.htm&errormsg=Please%20log%20in%21

Why am I being redirected to https and why am I being sent to a non-existent /public/login.htm file?

There is obviously some config somewhere but I've not (knowingly) done anything other than add the Virtual Host.

Thanks.
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What else do you have installed in that server?  Wordpress perhaps?
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It sounds like the DNS lookup is taking you somewhere else.  Change the name from 'dev_site' to something else to see if the problem changes.
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by:Tomas Helgi Johannsson
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Hi!

Add these lines to your httpd-vhosts.conf file above the virtualhosts config.
Listen 80
NameVirtualHost *:80

Regards,
    Tomas Helgi
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Also for testing purposes, set AllowOverride  to None.  This will prevent redirection

Also what's in your .htacess files in c:/wamp64/www/dev_site,  c:/wamp64/www/, and  c:/wamp64/
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