I have a problem making xip.io works. I have set up my machine to use virtualhosts with MAMP .local domain name.

this is my httpd-vhosts.conf file:

NameVirtualHost *:80
UseCanonicalName Off

<VirtualHost *:80>
    VirtualDocumentRoot /Users/<myusername>/Sites/%-1/%-2+/build
    <Directory "/Users/<myusername>/Sites">
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all

When I try to access for example http://project.local.<my local ip>.xip.io it doesn't work while http://project.local works. How can I fix this?

Also, I have read that the .local domain on Mac can cause some problems, is this true?

  • On OSX .local is used by Bonjour for local discovery of ips by name without using DNS (see RFC 6762 – Mark Apr 15 '13 at 10:07
  • Have you edited the hosts file? – jackJoe Apr 15 '13 at 15:18
  • yes, my Hosts file is edited – John Apr 16 '13 at 5:30

I use MAMP Pro and the file httpd-vhosts.conf does not contain this setting, but in the app I have this:

ServerAlias example.*xip.io

The host is http://plugins.dev and if my memory serves me well, it's all that's needed to have it working.

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