Test Your Website Locally on Devices Without an External Application

   Raja Tamil • Jul 4 •


This post will help you to test your static or dynamic website on any device as long as those devices are in the same WI-FI connection. If you have a static web page that you’re opening directly from your hard drive to see on the browser, you will need a local web server running on your machine in order to test that website to any connected device. If you’re using Mac, I would recommend MAMP, if you’re using Windows WAMP would work for you. XAMPP  works for both Mac and Windows.

STEP 01:

Make sure your website is running on the server without any issue.


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STEP 02:

Go to “System Preferences” on your Mac, then get the IP address that you can see under the “Turn Wi-FI Off” button and type that IP address – in my case “” – to your browser address bar instead of “localhost“. You will be able to see the exact same screen that you saw before.


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Now, you can go ahead and enter the IP address to any of your devices as long as it connects to the same WI-FI network your computer is connected to. Now, you should be able to see the website on your device!!!


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