dan.laffan PRO said almost 2 years ago on Pow :
Hi everyone,

I tried this out (July 2022) and unfortunately, pow.cx no longer exists.

If you would like to use a "real" domain name in order to visit your Rails sites on your development environment, you can just use something like http://lvh.me:3000 - lvh.me directs to the IP address (your localhost).  The advantages of this are

  • it accepts subdomains (so http://customer1.lvh.me:3000 works just fine), 
  • it doesn't require any configuration or software installation, and
  • It's platform independent (macOS, Linux, Windows).

Unfortunately, this isn't a solution for situations where you want to reach your development computer from your tablet or smartphone.