VirtualHostX

Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 5.0 | Release Date: 2014-02-24 | Download

- SSL/HTTPS suport
- Sort your virtual hosts into folders and groups
- Create custom directive templates

Version 4.2.2 | Release Date: 2014-02-23 | Download
  • Bug fixes.
Version 4.2.1 | Release Date: 2013-09-26 | Download
  • Fixed: Right-clicking on the VHX Dock icon will show your virtual hosts in the correct order.
  • New: You can drag and drop a folder from the Finder onto the VHX window to set the local path of the currently selected virtual host.
Version 4.2 | Release Date: 2013-08-29 | Download

Big Update...

VirtualHostX can now upload a static copy of your virtual host to our cloud servers so you can share what you're working on with friends and co-workers. Keep reading for more details...

Publishing a static site uploads a copy of your virtual host and stores it on our cloud servers where it is served using our own Apache server. This means there's no connection back to your Mac and you're free to close VirtualHostX. Your site will remain active for seven days - or longer if you re-publish your site before the seven days is up. This gives you much more flexibility when handing out a URL to share with friends and coworkers. You can be sure the website will always work. The downside is that this only works with static HTML and JavaScript/CSS. You can't upload a PHP/MySQL based dynamic website.

When you publish a static site, you have the option of picking your own URL to share. Or, you can leave the URL blank and just click "Publish". VirtualHostX will automatically pick a random URL for you.

I'm super excited about this new feature and can't wait for all of you to try it out!

One last thing. If you've got 30 seconds to spare, I would absolutely love it if you could answer this super-quick one-question survey about VirtualHostX. I'm now working full-time on VHX and would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

Version 4.1.1 | Release Date: 2013-08-26 | Download
  • Fixed a bug where other entries in your /etc/hosts file could be overwritten.
  • Help! If you've got 30 seconds to spare, I would absolutely love it if you could answer this super-quick one-question survey about VirtualHostX. I'm now working full-time on VHX and would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks!
Version 4.1.0 | Release Date: 2013-07-16 | Download
  • Setup Wizard appears more reliably when first launching the app. This should help new users get setup more quickly.
  • Stripe integration. You can now enter your payment info directly within the app to purchase. No more messing around with serial numbers and activation emails.
  • Automatically warn users who enter a serial number from a previous version of the app.
Version 4.0.6 | Release Date: 2013-03-13 | Download
  • Automatically refresh your browser whenever you make changes to your website. Read More
  • Enable/disable PHP using our new Server Status window.
  • Keep an eye on your Apache error and access logs.
  • Fix "403 Forbidden" errors with our Permissions Doctor.
  • A brand new companion app for your iPhone and iPad.
Version 4.0.6 | Release Date: 2012-10-06 | Download
  • New: Added an option to disable saving changes to /etc/hosts.
  • New: Added a new toolbar item that let's you switch between VHX and Hostbuddy if you have the app installed. (FYI: Hostbuddy is a new app that let's you easily manage your /etc/hosts file. You can remove the icon from your toolbar if you aren't using the app.)
  • Improved UI tweaks throughout the app including new, retina-quality toolbar icons.
Version 3.2 | Release Date: 2012-09-21 | Download
  • Added "Reveal in Finder" menu command which will open up the current virtual host's document root.
  • Added menu item "Subscribe to Newsletter" under the "Help" menu.
  • Renamed "File" menu to "Virtual Host".
  • Bug fixes.
Version 3.1.6 | Release Date: 2011-09-13 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Apache from restarting on Snow Leopard (10.6)
Version 3.1.6 | Release Date: 2011-09-13 | Download
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Apache from restarting on Snow Leopard (10.6)
Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2011-09-08 | Download

VirtualHostX 3.0 is Now Available

Please Note: This is a paid upgrade from your current version.

New Features

  • Lift Off - one click lets you share your virtual hosts with anyone over the internet.
  • Domain Details - store all the miscellaneous bits of information that go along with building a website. Registration info, database credentials, passwords, expiration dates, etc.
  • Backup Manager
  • - backup and restore your VirtualHostX data and Apache config files.
Version 2.8.3 | Release Date: 2011-08-29 | Download
  • Fixed: VirtualHostX will now restart Apple's built-in Apache on Lion automatically for you. This was the last remaning Lion bug. If you have any issues restarting Apache, please let me know via [email protected]
  • New: MAMP 2.0 compatibility. You may need to run the VirtualHostX "Setup Wizard" if your virtual hosts are not showing up in MAMP.
Version 2.8.2 | Release Date: 2011-07-07 | Download
  • Restores compatibility with PowerPC Macs
Version 2.8.1 | Release Date: 2011-06-23 | Download
  • Increased maximum width of sidebar to 350 pixels. This should make it easier for users with long domain names.
  • Added a "Changelog" menu item under the "Help" menu. This will present a list of all changes since version 2.0.
  • Changed "Contact Us" menu item to "Visit Website".
Version 2.8 | Release Date: 2011-05-29 | Download

You can now create custom server recipes that let VirtualHostX work with alternative Apache servers such as Zend Server CE, BitNami, and Acquia Drupal just to name a few.

Additionally, you can export your server recipes and pass them along to other VirtualHostX users. For example, a manager might create a recipe for the Apache server used at work and then email it to their employees to easily install in their own copies of VirtualHostX.

Custom server support has been one of VHX's top feature requests for a long time. I'm excited it's finally here. To everyone who emailed over the last few years requesting it, thanks for your patience.

Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2011-05-15 | Download
  • Improved Bonjour sharing.
  • Misc UI improvements.
Version 2.6.2 | Release Date: 2011-04-30 | Download
  • Fixed - Changed Bonjour (local network sharing) to use port 13000 and above. The previous 9000 range port numbers were causing conflicts with other system services.
  • Fixed - Warning messages in the main window's status bar occasionally were clipped and not fully visible.
  • Fixed - Added extra safeguards to make sure your /etc/hosts file is not overwritten when saving changes.
Version 2.6.1 | Release Date: 2011-03-26 | Download
  • NEW: Added Preference to sort hosts alphabetically.
  • NEW: VirtualHostX now prompts you to save any unsaved changes when quitting the app.
  • CHANGED: Removed "Invalid Permissions" warning pop-up. It was producing too many false positives and annoying too many users :-)
  • CHANGED: When choosing a local path, the Open File dialog will start at the virtual host's current local path.
  • FIXED: Resolved a bug where virtual hosts shared over the local network would have conflicting port numbers causing Apache to fail to start.
  • FIXED: The Preferences window is no longer user resizable.
Version 2.6 | Release Date: 2011-02-21 | Download
  • You can now specify a custom IP address to resolve your virtual hosts to. This can be helpful for testing new domains against a live site prior to going live.
  • VirtualHostX will now warn you if it detects your httpd.conf is not configured properly for virtual hosting. (The warning will appear in the lower right corner of the window.)
  • "AllowOverride All" is now added to custom directory directives by default when creating a new virtual host.
  • The "Web Server" menu now has commands to reveal your httpd.conf, httpd-vhost.conf, and hosts file in the Finder. It's just a quick way to open up those files if you ever need to do some manual tweaking.
Version 2.4 | Release Date: 2010-01-03 | Download
  • Users can now decide where to save their web server backup files.
  • Added "Restart Apache" button to the toolbar by default.
  • Added clickable help links throughout the interface.
  • Made various UI tweaks to help color blind users.
Version 2.3 | Release Date: 2009-12-31 | Download
  • Users can now decide where to save their web server backup files.
  • Added "Restart Apache" button to the toolbar by default.
  • Added clickable help links throughout the interface.
  • Made various UI tweaks to help color blind users.
Version 2.2 | Release Date: 2009-12-30 | Download

Bug fixes

Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2009-10-27 | Download

Better support for uncommon directory paths.

Version 2.0.4 | Release Date: 2009-07-03 | Download
  • Filtered hosts are written to config file properly.
  • Toolbar automatically saves its configuration.
  • Only one authorization dialog is shown when saving changes.
  • Added new toolbar items for Restarting, Stopping, and Starting Apache.
  • Document Root textfield is now editable to support symlinks.
Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2008-10-19 | Download
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Version 1.1.1 | Release Date: 2008-08-06 | Download
  • Added ability to specify an alternate port number.
  • Fixed cut and paste in custom directives text box.
Version 1.1.0 | Release Date: 2008-07-29 | Download

You can now add custom Apache directives to each virtual host.

Fixed a bug where the "Choose..." button might not be enabled.

Minor UI improvements.

Version 1.0.11 | Release Date: 2008-07-03 | Download
  • Added OpenFeedback to VHX. You can now send bug reports, feature requests, and ask for support from directly within VirtualHostX. Choose "Send Feedback" from the main menu.
  • Fixed a bug where changes to DocumentRoot were not saved. (Thanks, Brian!)
Version 1.0.10 | Release Date: 2008-05-05 | Download
  • Improved MAMP support.
Version 1.0.9 | Release Date: 2007-12-18 | Download

Improved Leopard compatibility.
Better MAMP support.
UI tweaks.

Version 1.0.8 | Release Date: 2007-11-01 | Download
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support. (Thanks for the testing, Thomas!)
  • Added "Enabled" switch for each virtual host.
Version 1.0.4 | Release Date: 2007-09-02 | Download
  • Initial MAMP support
Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2007-08-31 | Download
  • Friendlier label names
  • Can now drag a license file onto the registration box to register.
  • Can double-click a license file to register.
Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2007-08-28 | Download
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