Switch your host/IP mappings in real time without editing your hosts file
- (2019-11-27) tague _: It's a nice concept, but it doesn't really work perfectly. Redirects break the system, so for example if I want to test a virtual host for "foo.mysite.com" on a local server 192.168.x.x, but the main page of "foo.mysite.com" specifies a redirect to "/login", for example, the mapping won't kick in again and it'll try to send me to 192.168.x.x/login without faking the hostname being used, so the virtual host doesn't end up being used. The same also happens with HTTP-to-HTTPS redirects.
- (2019-10-07) Ellis Benus: I don't think this will work with WordPress on a Local Web server installation? B/c it's changing the URL to IPaddress/wp-admin the server doesn't recognize it. Is there a way to make this work with WordPress on a WAMP installation?
- (2019-09-30) Yj W: Guy, the behavior is incorrect. First of all <IP address> is not the same origin of <Hostname>. Chrome will consider the two sites in a totally different way. The request is correctly sent, and the server should work, but the thing is at the client side: Chrome does not work this way. Secondly it wont work with HTTPS. The certificate returned by the server is for <Hostname>, not for <IP address>. Surely it is still useful some way, but what I am really looking for is sth. that works exactly the same way /etc/hosts works.
- (2019-08-21) Payam Baharan: firstly, sorry for poor English language I have a live site and a local copy of it on xampp that I work on it for testing. I established a virtual-host in xampp server config to work on local version, I have to add "127.0.0.1 example.com" in host file to open site with domain instead of "http://localhost/" then by commenting this line I access to live version your addon worked for me but the URL start with 127.0.0.1 not example.com is there any way to solve this problem?
- (2019-07-29) Supertyp: It doesn't work for me at all? I give it a real hostname and an internal IP number but what it does is it redirects me to http://<given IP number>/<given hostname> Sorry, this makes no sense at all.
- (2019-06-18) Walter Antolini: non funziona su chrome in osx
- (2019-05-06) László Fodor: I'm not sure if I do something wrong or this extension is really not doing what it states. What I expect is that if there is a host test.dev which originally points to 188.8.131.52 and I want to try out another server with the same hostname then I add the new ip to the /etc/hosts like: 184.108.40.206 test.dev I tried the same with this plugin and all it does that it rewrites the URL of test.dev to 220.127.116.11 which makes no sense as it wont be caught by the same web server config
- (2019-03-10) Lan Mai: You save my life, man
- (2019-02-06) Inspired Earth: UPDATE: I wrote the below review too soon, just based on the description of the extension. I was that excited. I've since discovered it has no effect at all in my browser. Will update this review if that changes. The other reviews are so recent, I don't think it's that the extension is outdated, at all. Will see what I can do. ORIGINAL REVIEW Absolutely brilliant. As a web developer and server admin, I often have to work with two versions of the same site (and old copy, and a freshly migrated copy, on a new server, for instance). I've had to rely on changing the Host file, clearing Mac OS cache, and then closing Chrome as it seems to retain DNS data even after I use its hidden option for clearing that data. It's a pain. This extension is perfect. Thank you. Please keep up the great contributions.
- (2019-01-29) Troic Bah: Does what it says it does, perfect. There are so many extensions which do not do what they claim to do (i.e. host swtich +). This lets you munge /etc/hosts without munging /etc/hosts. No more clearing DNS [not that it easy to inspect any more on newer chromiums, logging to file after the fact is v.poor substitute.] Anyways fantastic extension, no more vi, Ctrl-Shift-N. Saves lots of time.
- (2019-01-20) Perfect! Easy to use and understand. I previously tried another extension which didn't work with HTTPS hosts, but this one did exactly what I needed 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼