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The easiest way to share localhost over the web - Showoff

This could come in handy: showoff.io is a service that creates a temporary or permanent public URL alias which will tunnel to your localhost.You can map to a general port or a particular vhost. You can even use a DNS CNAME forwarded to a permanent share.io URL, giving you a static name which always points to your machine, even if you switch networks. There are specific instructions for using it with a local WordPress install, working around WP’s canonical URL redirection. Oh, and it works through any firewall that allows outgoing ssh (port 22) connections. I could see this being useful for very quickly setting up/tearing down temporary demos for web development clients.

The easiest way to share localhost over the web – Showoff

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a “Developer Emeritus” for the WordPress platform. When he’s not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.

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