VirtualHostX 8.7

One Mac. Many Websites.

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What is VirtualHostX?

VirtualHostX is an easy-to-install local server environment for macOS. With our "one click install," VHX gives you all the tools you need to run WordPress on your desktop Mac for testing or development purposes. It includes a full Apache web server so you can run as many PHP based websites as you want.

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Migrating from Apple's macOS

Users of Apple's now-defunct macOS can upgrade to a VirtualHostX Commercial License for $10 off. Contact us for details on how to claim your discount.

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This app is professional-grade, and it has been used by many of the best in the business for years.

New in version 8.7

New Features

  • Mojave Dark Mode
  • Organize your virtual hosts into folders.
  • Enable SSL/HTTPS support on your virtual hosts.
  • Automatically generates SSL certificates and keys.

Compatibility & Upgrades

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We want you to be happy — really. That's why we offer a 90 day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee. If for any reason you don't like an app after purchasing, feel free to email us. We'll be more than happy to issue you a refund.

VirtualHostX takes all the pain out of running multiple websites on your Mac. My only wish is that I had started using it sooner.

Brian Warren, Senior Designer/Developer, Happy Cog Studios

VirtualHostX is a tall glass of water in the dry desert of Apache configuration!

— Nate Weiner, Founder/CEO of Pocket

Having discovered VirtualHostX, I can’t imagine going down the path of manually editing OS X configuration files ever again.

"[You] can edit the Apache httpd.conf and hosts files manually, or use Tyler Hall’s fabulous VirtualHostX, a utility that provides a clean and simple GUI for adding virtual hosts."

Finally upgraded from the long dead Headdress to @clickontyler's VirtualHostX. Couldn't be happier.

I have used VirtualHostX for years with and without MAMP. It is the easiest way to manage local development Apache vhosts and the /etc/hosts file. Well worth the money!

VirtualHostX’s ease of installation and simplicity in operation make it a great value at quite a reasonable price. I would highly recommend this software to any web designer/developer who would like to get some v-hosting going in their Mac/Apple based development environment.

I love this software and its an amazing alternative to using [Apple's] Server app.

[VirtualHostX's] name-based virtual host system is exactly what I was looking for.

The app is nothing short of magic . . . If you’re even minutely serious about local web-development, you’d regret not giving this a try. It’s a keeper.

Using VirtualHostX, I can quickly create a virtual host without having to edt any files.

If you use a Mac to design websites using Apache as your server, download this application.

The foolproof nature of VirtualHostX coupled with its affordable price means it's a no-brainer for Mac-based web designers working on multiple sites.

MAMP and VirtualHostX make for an easy PHP development platform for your Mac.

Tyler Hall’s great utility to host multiple web sites on a Mac. If you design for the web and use MAMP, use VirtualHostX. Indispensable.

A nifty little app called VirtualHostX makes setting up virtual hosts like http://mysite a snap. Goes with MAMP like peanut butter and jelly.

I was happy to find VirtualHostX. This application helps to add a new virtual host with just a few clicks.

Customer service like .@clickontyler just gave me for VirtualHost X is why I'll continue to support indie software devs. Thanks!

There are at least three reasons to use @virtualhostx It's easy, it works really well, and it's support is awesome.

Cannot find the words to explain how much I love @virtualhostx! Some of the best money ever spent, give it a try if you still don't use it.

Best twitter customer support ever from @virtualhostx - product completely f*cked to completely fixed in no time at all. #awesome

It's one of my top 5 favorite apps and one I'd hate to do without. I use it every time I start a new project!

Cult of Mac was kind enough to review our app back in 2012.

VirtualHostX has allowed our website business to grow exponentially - In over 10 years of web hosting on Mac platforms, it’s never been “simpler” for us to launch our clients websites with a few clicks. Our virtual host farm continues to grow :)