Lets say we have to setup idify.loc on our local linux system

First of all we will setup DNSMasq: a small dns daemon which is really easy to configure. This’ll be used for wildcard subdomain domain names.

sudo apt-get install dnsmasq

After that we have to create a file in the folder /etc/dnsmasq.d/ with the domain name for the subdomain wildcard to work.

In our case the filename is idify

Type the below text in this newfile created


and then restart the dnsmasq service

sudo service dnsmasq restart

Now the last thing remaining is the changes in virtual host entry under /etc/apache2/sites-available/

Add below two lines under your virtual host entry

ServerName idify.loc

ServerAlias *.idify.loc

Thats all.

Now you can run any subdomain with idify.loc on browser .

Setup automatic subdomains on your local linux based computer

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