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for example I debug my local website this way


Is there a program that would make a more convenient alias for it like for example

forcing my browser to use my local files and not the ones online?

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Think about local hosts entries. – Ice May 10 '10 at 21:46
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I find 'localhost' easier to type, fewer keystrokes! It gives you a chance to imagine life before TLDs!

To accomplish what you're asking, you can add a line to your Hosts file like: 

This would skip DNS lookup for and go straight to your local IP. For the location of the Hosts file on your system, check out the corresponding Wikipedia article.

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Not to be too picky, but if he is running multiple local sites this would require some apache configuration, too. – Benjamin Bannier May 10 '10 at 22:38
I am actually, how would one do that? – Mohammad May 11 '10 at 10:43
i just found this answer… – Mohammad May 11 '10 at 10:47

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