Solved: Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://)

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When doing the most common task ever, installing Magento to a local development machine, I get the following error when using "localhost" as the address root

Please enter a valid URL. Protocol is required (http://, https:// or ftp://) 

Although the protocol is nicely there submitted by not ME but by Magento's own installer.

Solution to the "please enter a valid url" Magento installation error:

Use 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost.

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