My current development environment is Ubuntu 10.04 64bit host and Windows 7 64bit guest and guest is NAT connected. I use Ubuntu as a host because I feel at home but I needed some Windows only software so I installed it as guest.
I use Dreamweaver on the guest and my LAMP stack and the PHP files on Ubuntu and I shared the folder with Windows. On Ubuntu I added
example.com to the
/etc/hosts file so I can test it with its own URL.
On Windows if I hit
example.com it doesn't go to my local test site but instead to the online site. I added the
System32/etc/hosts file to my host OS IP so that it works seamlessly but the host's IP keeps changing so I have to reconfigure every time.
Is there a better solution?