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    Localghost Alternatives

    Localghost is described as 'makes it easy to switch development host names to resolve to localhost with a status item (i.e. system tray) that adds / removes entries from /etc/hosts' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are three alternatives to Localghost for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is HostsMan, which is free. Other great apps like Localghost are Auto Hosts (Free, Open Source) and Unified Hosts AutoUpdate (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    Localghost makes it easy to switch development host names to resolve to localhost with a status item (i.e. system tray)...
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      HostsMan is a freeware hosts file manager and editor.
    1. Hosts file are a useful redundancy when coupled with ad blockers like uBlock Origin and uMatrix - while debugging or 'Temporarily Allow All on this Site' with Noscript can open you up to underlying attacks or privacy intrusions.


    2. Quickly and easily install, uninstall, and set up automatic updates for any of Steven Black's unified hosts files.
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