Apache – Use a custom domain name instead of localhost

| By Webner

By following these steps you can run your local machine’s website using a custom domain name instead of localhost:

1. Edit apache configuration file:

sudo gedit /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf


add ServerName property as follows (you can add it just below DocumentRoot, make sure DocumentRoot is pointing to your web project’s root folder ):

ServerName your_domain_name.com

Use domain url of your choice instead of your_domain_name.com

2. Edit /etc/hosts file:

sudo gedit /etc/hosts
and enter following statement in it: your_domain_name.com

3. Restart apache:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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