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Why do you change the host? Custom host in local development

William King
Front End Dev @ Skillcrush. I have a background in design from Auburn University, but started learning programming and haven't looked back since.
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I am looking to improve docs for and had a question about hosts. What are use cases where you change the host for your local development server from localhost? Would love to pull data from other developers outside of my personal experience!

From other discussions I have heard the following:

  • Testing https://
  • Testing subdomains
  • Just like setting up pretty domains for local dev

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