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VHX7: How to use different top level domain names

Last Updated July 6, 2016

By default, VirtualHostX 7 requires that all of the websites you create end in .vhx.host. This restriction is in place so we no longer have to prompt for your Administrator password every time you save your changes.

But some users may want to use a different domain name. Fortunately, that's easy!

  1. Create your website in VirtualHostX as you normally would.
  2. In the <VirtualHost> custom directives box, add ServerAlias your-domain-name.com and apply your changes.
  3. Edit your /etc/hosts file with a text editor and add a line that says 127.0.0.1 your-domain-name.com and save your changes.

That's it! Here's a quick video showing the process in action using our other app, Hostbuddy.

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