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How to expose my localhost URL to the public

Oyetoke Toby
Just a software engineer trying to make ends meet. My passion for Python and JavaScript is nothing to compare.
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When working on a project on our local environment we are only limited to our localhost URL which is only accessible on our local machine.

However, there may be sometimes when we need to expose and share our localhost project to people or provide a valid HTTPS URL when working with webhooks or wanna test on mobile devices.

What are the available methods and tools you employed in going about this?

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Kim Hallberg

ngrok.com/ maybe? 😊

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Mark Gagnon

ngrok
localtunnel
localhost.run
now.sh,
to name a few

my favorite way is to use now.sh

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Sarthak kundra

ngrok.com seems to be the perfect solution. Apart from that since you're working remotely with a team so I am guessing you will be using Github for your version control? You can use Github pages also to view your project in a live space. Hope this helps :)