To make CakePHP work under XAMPP, I extracted the CakePHP zip to my htdocs folder, in the folder named app. But, everytime I wanted to access the http://localhost/app I’d receive the Object not found error message. To fix this, I added the following in my httpd.conf:
Allow from all
And, of course I moved everything to d:\work\my_sites\app1 as you can see from the settings. To make DNS resolution work, I modified the c:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file, and added this:
After which, I navigated to http://app1.local and everything worked.