I am running into problems with virtual hosts while trying to run Craft locally. My setup was working perfectly and after a restart of my mac I get error messages and I don't understand why.

I am using Mamp to run Apache and MySQL. When I am going to one of my virtual host url I get the following error:

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And when I type 'localhost' I get the following:

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I have double checked the httpd.conf and the virtual hosts is enabled and my httpd-vhosts.conf is set up correctly as well.

I assume there is a certain issue with the virtual hosts as but I just cannot figure it out and it stop working without any changes/updates form my side so I'm really loosing it...

Does any one has an idea where to start searching for the problem?


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You can't use the domain .dev anymore, it's Google's gTLD (https://icannwiki.org/.dev) and they don't want to share. See https://medium.engineering/use-a-dev-domain-not-anymore-95219778e6fd for a detailed backstory.

Instead, you should use the TLDs reserved by the IETF for this purpose, like .test.

For reference, this is the HSTS List maintained by Chromium which is in turn the basis for the lists used by Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer and Edge

  • I didn't set up my environment for SSL but for some reason when I type in the browser ttp.craft.dev it gets the https added automatically. Would that might be some hint? Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 15:08
  • Please try the solution on this question stackoverflow.com/a/28586593 Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 15:26
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    @hashtagerrors Not really? Chrome 63 (out since December 2017), forces all domains ending on .dev (and .foo) to be redirected to HTTPS via a preloaded HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) header. This behaviour will be extended to other browsers over the coming weeks. Good luck with continuing to use .dev. Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 15:33
  • @hashtagerrors You are also ignoring the fact that this is a legit gTLD that you should not be using for local dev. There are specific domains defined for local dev, this is not one of them. It may have worked in the past, that does not mean it was ever the right thing to do; it wasn't. Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 15:37
  • @SethWarburton Yes you are right. I support you on this, that's why I thanked you for the information. Commented Dec 13, 2017 at 15:38

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