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Connect to vhost over lan ?

Thread began 2/24/2013 11:52 am by CraigR | Last modified 2/25/2013 3:05 pm by CraigR | 933 views | 2 replies |

CraigRBeta Tester

Connect to vhost over lan ?

Sometimes I want to check my sites under development (on a different computer, such as a laptop) without uploading them to an internet hosting provider.

On my windows machine, this is no problem, as i can edit the hosts file on the laptop so it points to the IP address of my main PC.

However, I was wondering if it was possible to do this on a (android) tablet or ipad

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

here are a couple of threads from other forums i found through google on the subject:




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CraigRBeta Tester

thanks Jason.

I did a google search but everything pointed to hacking the bios to access the root.

From one of your links, I found an answer which works, though I don't know if it has any other implications.

If anyone else using apache and virtual hosts wants to try this, here's what i did.

In the httpd-vhosts.conf file, where all the virtual hosts are set, make the site you want access to, the first one on the list.

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot d:/vhosts/nameofsite
ServerName nameofsite

One strange behaviour, which I noticed, was that the navigation menu was not styled correctly on my tablet, (looks ok on a pc). Looking through the code, the only thing I noticed was that the css for the navigation was imported rather than linked, so I changed the line from

<style type="text/css" media="all">
@import url("../CSSMenuWriter/cssmw0/menu.css");


<link rel="stylesheet" href="../CSSMenuWriter/cssmw0/menu.css" type="text/css" media="all">

which seems to have solved the problem, but I don't know why.

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