Wildcard domains DNS and local WAMP for website development

I have found this very useful while configuring wildcard DNS entry in your local development environment based on Windows for WordPress multi-site:

Configuring DNS wildcards with Acrilic DNS Proxy

I was looking for a tool like this for a long time. Normally I had to configure Dnsmasq on a Linux machine, but with Acrylic it is a lot more easier and all local on a Windows machine.

Download Acrilic DNS Proxy from Sourceforge: sourceforge.net/projects/acrylic/

After installation go to menu:
Start->Programs->Acrilic DNS Proxy->Config->Edit Custom Hosts File

Add the folowing lines on the end of the file:

127.0.0.1	*.localhost
127.0.0.1	*.local
127.0.0.1	*.lc

Now you need to restart the Acrilic DNS Proxy service. Go to menu:
Start->Programs->Acrilic DNS Proxy->Config->Restart Acrilic Service

 

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