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I have created a magento 2 setup and currently accessing the site by punching the whole url like

localhost\bla\bla\bla.....\magento-root-directory\

But I would like it to be

localhost\www.xyz.com

How to achieve the same.

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  • You can't have domain.com/[some_path]/ set in Magento as 'Base Url'. After [some_path] you'd like to have /frontName/controller/action/. That's the same to localhost/www.qwerty.com/ Better define virtual hosts in webserver conf. Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 9:32
  • What's your local environment?
    – nuovecode
    Commented Mar 19, 2017 at 9:33
  • Env : centos 6, php 5.6, apache 2.2.15 , mysql 5.6.35 Commented Mar 20, 2017 at 5:21

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I am waiting for about 2 hours for an answer but as no one posted so am giving my answer. Not sure if it's a proper way to do it or it's a hack but it should work.
Create a folder in htdocs named xyz.com and create an index.php file in it. Open that file and write this code.

<?php
$url ='url to to your magento ';
header('Location: '.$url);

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