VirtualHostX
VirtualHostX
8.7.14

5.0

VirtualHostX free download for Mac

VirtualHostX

8.7.14
08 October 2019

Host multiple websites on your Mac.

Overview

VirtualHostX is the easiest way to host and share multiple websites on your Mac. It's the perfect solution for web designers working on more than one project at a time. With VirtualHostX you can easily create and manage unlimited Apache websites with just a few clicks.

What's new in VirtualHostX

Version 8.7.14:
  • VirtualHostX is now notarized and ready for macOS Catalina.

19 VirtualHostX Reviews

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Veryvito
30 July 2008

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I've been using this for months now, and the addition of custom directives makes it even better than before. I'm pretty comfortable editing config files by hand, but this tool makes it even easier, and just about foolproof -- and anything that improves productivity as much as this is hard to beat for the price. Just started testing the latest version, and I like the way the custom directives are implemented -- simply, and out of the way if you don't need them. My only suggestion would be for it to include any directives already in place on the virtual hosts before this update.
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Version 1.1
RogerKatz
07 September 2018
The version that downloads here is 8.0.6
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Version 8.0.3
tvalleau
11 June 2016
Obviously, I develop websites, or I wouldn't need this. (version 7) I do have to say that it's much more convenient to use than XAMPP or MAMP. It encapsulates the environment, so I'm no longer using parts of my own OS during testing. This clears up a number of things I've run into over the years with other "local hosts" and makes the software worth paying for. And, the author is diligent and conscientious. 5 stars.
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Version 7.1.4
Shock-J
11 April 2015
Version 6.0 (10.10.X Compatible was released in Oct 2014). Latest version appears to be 6.0.4. MU needs to be updated.
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Version 5.0.6
freshlesh
21 March 2013
I have only downloaded the trial but I was weary of the reviews stating that there are security holes in this! I want to be able to host my website from my desktop is this an alternative to having a virtual host from a hosting service? Or is this more like a testing server like MAMP or XAMPP?
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Version 4.0.6
Pwenzel
12 May 2012
I use VirtualHostX almost every day and find it well worth the money. As a web developer frequently managing staging and production environments, this allows me to to set things up quickly and skipping over the repetitive tasks. I also appreciate the convenient "share over network" feature, which I use for pulling up tests on my iPhone, virtual machines, or anything else. A little on the expensive side, sure, but VirtualHostX gets a lot of use in my development workflow.
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Version 3.1.4
nobody2011
19 March 2012
Seems that 35$ totally overpriced. I'm using Host Manager for that what VirtualHostX can do. My favorite is the 'Host Manager' for free. Another freeware is 'Gas Mask'. Both applications are highly recommended.
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Version 3.1.4
5 answer(s)
Nick-Lo
Nick-Lo
30 April 2012
Your recommendations, while useful, don't actually do as much as VirtualHostX they only provide a GUI to manage the host file at /etc/host. VirtualHostX allows a user to manage /etc/host and Apache webserver settings for virtual hosting from a single application.
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Sherlockbones
Sherlockbones
26 January 2013
I used to use webmin http://macupdate.com/app/mac/12262/webmin which I believe allows you to manage virtual hosts, create certs and a raft of other system admin actions.. I won't swear to the VM since it's been ages since I've used it but it's priced right for you to check out: free.
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Sherlockbones
Sherlockbones
26 January 2013
I semi retract my recommendation, it used to be a standalone app for 10.1 and up on OS X Client or server but it looks like there've been some fundamental changes which restrict it to OS X Server.
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Sherlockbones
Sherlockbones
26 January 2013
Yet another word: it appears that cnet is hosting a version that can run under 10.6 client. You will have to configure it via Terminal, (I'm about to just to see if it does work).
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Sherlockbones
Sherlockbones
26 January 2013
Alrighty, webmin 1.530 works with 10.6.8 and under apache configuration I see the ability to set up virtual hosts. You access webmin via your web browser once you've got it configured. It's not that hard if you have even just some passing understanding of working in Terminal. Hint: cd changes location of where terminal app is pointed at, ls lists files and directories. Do sudo sh setup.sh when you've navigated to the right location answers a few questions and your up and running. Do not move the folder or change it's name after you do the setup, (do it before you run setup).
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Porcustal
18 March 2012
wow 35$ for something that could be done in a text editor...
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Version 3.1.4
2 answer(s)
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
19 March 2012
There's a sucker born every minute. There's even a shareware GUI to manage passwording web directories. This guy must be a Windows developer trying to make money off of Mac users. He needs to go back to Windows development.
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Nick-Lo
Nick-Lo
30 April 2012
Hey yeah, it's just like those people that buy Photoshop when all they need to do is learn to write postscript!
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Nick-Lo
23 November 2011
I really want to like this application but there are a few things that hold me back from even considering purchasing. The first is what appears to be quite a glaring security omission: The fact that it stores domain details which include usernames and passwords for such things as FTP, SSH access with no way to password protect them. Not only that, but the password fields have no way to hide the password in a "••••" style (consider this an issue if working in a local cafe). Considering how many clients details a user of this application might have it really needs both of these features. I, for example, keep this kind of information in 1Password which has both these levels of security. Next is that it appears there is no way to export data from the application. I'm not going to want to spend any amount of time entering domain details for my own and client's domains, etc without being sure that I can get that information out easily if I need to. This brings me onto my final issue; price. $35 certainly isn't a lot if it improves a (likely) professional workflow but compared to applications of a similar calibre, such as... http://cutedgesystems.com/software/WebMonForLion/ ...which is $25, it seems overpriced, especially with the omissions mentioned above which reduce its capacity for professional use.
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Version 3.1.1
1 answer(s)
Pwenzel
Pwenzel
12 May 2012
Regarding portability of settings, VirtualHostX does include a backup feature, so you could easily migrate settings from one VirtualHostX install to another. Agreed on the security note, I prefer 1Password to house sensitive material as well.
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10 March 2010
It would be great if this could also configure BitNami stacks, such as MAMPstack (http://bitnami.org/stack/mampstack) and Rubystack (http://bitnami.org/stack/rubystack).
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Version 2.4.1
Aapple
29 July 2009
Note that this was free until just recently. Further, it looks like every minor upgrade will be costing $5.00. The page says the cost is $7, but it is really $10. Sorry, I mistook this for Virtual Box.
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Version 2.0.3
1 answer(s)
Aapple
Aapple
29 July 2009
Ooops confused this with VirtualBox... sorry 'bout that.
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Version 2.0.3
$39.00

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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