Hosts.prefpane Alternatives

    Hosts.prefpane is described as 'When an entry is toggled off, it is not commented out in the hosts file, but instead stored in the app's preferences storage. This means you will have to uncomment all your unused host entries and untoggle them in the prefpane if you want to use them' and is an app in the Development category. There are six alternatives to Hosts.prefpane for Mac, Windows, Linux, Google Chrome and Firefox. The best alternative is SwitchHosts, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hosts.prefpane are Gas Mask (Free, Open Source), HostAdmin (Free), HostsXpert (Free) and VirtualHostX (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 26, 2019

    1. SwitchHosts is an App for managing hosts file, it is based on Electron, React, UmiJS, Chakra UI, CodeMirror, etc. Features: - Syntax highlight The IP, domain name and comments are displayed in different colors so that all kinds of information can be seen at a glance.
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    2. Gas Mask is simple hosts file manager for Mac OS X. It allows editing of host files and switching between them.

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      Saving your time when you switch domain-IP mapping (Hosts file) between different environment. Awesome host file editor!.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      HostsXpert is an ultra-groovy Hosts file Manager, Editor and Helper-outter. Below you'll find a list of HostsXpert's functions. Just a Simple word of caution - Hosts files are not to be taken lightly -


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.4, released in September 2011, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks

    3. VirtualHostX 4.0 is the easiest way to host and share multiple websites on your Mac. It's the perfect solution for web designers working on more than one project at a time. With VirtualHostX you can easily create and manage Apache virtual hosts with just a few clicks.
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    4. Anvil takes your site folder, gives it a .dev URL and makes it run for you. Works for any static HTML sites and Rack apps.
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