I run a small website at my house; just started it up the other day running Wordpress. The problem I'm facing is fairly obvious: I need to access my website, but I can't use the URL due my hosting on the same network I'm trying to access from. I use Chrome, and when I try to load the page it says that it simply could not connect.

My question is simple: how can I access my site, Wordpress running through Apache on Ubuntu 12.10 LAMP stack, on the same network that I'm hosting it from without the use of proxy or VPN?

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you can modify your host file to point to this url. here you can see how modify host file modify host file

  • That didn't work at all. I knew how to do this already, I had to for hosting multiple domains. I need to be able to access from WITHIN the network.
    – Cora
    Feb 18, 2013 at 2:49
  • did you try install a "local dns server", with that you'll be able to define the zones and the ip. Feb 18, 2013 at 4:12

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