XAMPP for Windows
XAMPP installation directory: C:\xampp
OpenCart Store directory: C:\xampp\htdocs\store
Main Store URL: http://localhost/store
Edit Apache Configuration File
What we are going to do is create an “alias” for each store.
Open the Apache configuration file (C:\xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf) and find the section that starts with “<IfModule alias_module>”, and insert the following inside this section:-
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Alias /store_1 "C:/xampp/htdocs/store"
Alias /store_2 "C:/xampp/htdocs/store"
Then restart your Apache server from the XAMPP control panel.
There are 2 things you should note about the above alias entries:
(1) Forward slashes are used for directory paths in the Apache configuration file, NOT backslashes as would normally be used in Windows.
(2) Both aliases point to the same directory – your main store’s directory. This would be the same for any other “sub” store you may wish to create.
Log in to your administration and from the menu, select “System->Settings” and create 2 new stores. You can call them whatever you want.
Give one a Store URL of “http://localhost/store_1/” and the other a Store URL of “http://localhost/store_2/”.
You should now be able to access your new stores at “http://localhost/store_1” and “http://localhost/store_2”, with your main store still at “http://localhost/store”.