How to connect to my local site from another PC on my local network ?
Hello Justin, I don’t know it the comments on the post about virtual host on ubuntu are still active but two things please :
first, your tutorial is perfectly clear and efficient (congratulations)
Second point is a question please :
Once we have set-up a Virtual Host, my problem is that I can’t reach the corresponding local site from another PC on the local network (precisely, i would like to connect to my local site from a smartphone connected to the local network).
So, I have a local site on /var/www/html/asite/ with a index.php inside.
I have created a virtual host “asite.com” for this site and when i am on the PC, I can get to this site, either by typing “asite.com” or “localhost/asite”.
FROM THE PC:
If I enter “asite.com” or “220.127.116.11/asite” it goes automatically on “localhost/asite”, but it ‘works’ and I can see my site…(yet, i don’t understand why it goes to “localhost/asite” and doesnt stay on asite.com…)
FROM A PHONE ON THE LOCAL NETWORK:
I can reach a file like /var/www/html/ATestDir/index.php on my PC, just by entering 18.104.22.168/ATestDir/ ..This is OK…
But unfortunately, if (FROM MY PHONE) I try to connect to my site by typing “asite.com” or even “22.214.171.124/asite/” or whatsoever… it goes automatically to localhost/asite and says that localhost doesn’t allow the connexion....
My /etc/hosts shows this :
a first Virtual Host :
The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback ip6-dracard.fr
By any chance, would you have an idea to solve this problem ?
thank you in advance,
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