Janik von Rotz

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Update Hostfile with Chrome/Firefox Plugin

Domain-ip mapping is essential in developing new websites as you have to test URLs without changing DNS entries.

Yet I’ve always update the local host file which requires in most cases a restart of the browser. This is a busy an troublesome issue.

Luckily there’s for everything a plugin, tool or script, this also goes for host file updates via Chrome/Firefox plugin.

The HostAdmin plugin enables you to update the local host file in you browser in real time without the need to restart the browser. This plugins saves a lot of time when switching domain-ip mappings for different environments.

Here’s a screenshot of the Chrome extension which shows how easy it is to switch on/off an domain-ip mapping.

Update Hosfile Plugin

Categories: Web development
Tags: chrome , development , extension , hostfile , firefox
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