LiveHosts LiveHosts

Compare Chrome extensions: LiveHosts vs Switch environment
Highlights
  • LiveHosts has 6,934+ more weekly active users than Switch environment.
  • LiveHosts has 0.40 lower average rating than Switch environment.
  • LiveHosts has been rated 19 more times than Switch environment.
  • The size of LiveHosts is 134.37% the size of Switch environment.
LiveHosts LiveHosts
Stats Switch environment Switch environment
7,000+ User count 66
3.46 Average rating 3.86
26 Rating count 7
2022-03-29 Last updated 2013-09-17
59.17K Size 44.03K
2.0.0 Version 3.0.0
Short description
Switch your host/IP mappings in real time without editing your hosts file Switch from production to development environment, opening the same url into dev environment such as in localhost.
Full summary
LiveHosts is a Chrome extension that aims at providing a working (even if sub-obtimal) solution to a common nuisance that many web developers have to deal with every day. If you have multiple versions of your websites sharing the same host names on multiple environments, you often need to switch the assignments in your OS hosts file.

Other extensions (like the life-saving HostAdmin) can help with the cumbersomeness, but changes to the hosts file usually take an inconvenient amount of time to actually affect the browser.

Unfortunately, there is no way to make Chrome direct requests for a hostname to a specific IP without a standard redirect - you could set up a smart HTTP proxy, but it's often not possible or not convenient.
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It's a Developer extension. Clicking on Switch Env icon, will open the same URL but in the development environment that is configured. 
First, you have to configure in the option page the 'switch' for an specific URL and his development URL. For example: twitter.com to http://localhost:8080/some-path

So, when you're in http://twitter.com/matiascarranza, click on the icon and a new tab is opened with the url http://localhost:8080/some-path/matiascarranza.
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