I’d like to view a site an a second device on my network. I’ve followed the directions here: How to Browse a DevKinsta Site from Another Network Device
When I enter the host machine’s IP address in browser on the 2nd device, I get a 404 error from nginx. Both devices are on the same network, same router, same subnet. Any ideas? Has anyone got this working? My host machine is a Mac, FWIW.
Hi @davejay, welcome to DevKinsta!
It looks like the recent update changed this process a bit so thank you for pointing this out!
For now can you try this fix:
Please open the hosts file of your non-DevKinsta device and add an entry for your site. That will just look something like this:
Replace 123.456.7.8 with the network address of your Devkinsta host device.
If that allows you to connect to your site with its hostname, you won’t have to change your wp-config.php .
Please let me know how that works for you and I’ll work with our team to update those instructions.
Thanks for the reply, Kevin. Alas, I was hoping to test my DevKinsta site on an iphone. AFAIK, it’s not possible to edit the hosts file in iOS without jailbreaking the device. If you guys have a workaround for that, maybe you could include that in the instructions update.
Ah okay no worries @davejay
I forgot about that issue with mobile. I’ll do some research on how to get this working for you. There’s definitely a way to change the NGINX configuration to allow IP routing again. I’ll get back to you tomorrow!
Hi @davejay, I found a quick way around this. Note this process will change once we finalize some upcoming features but this allowed me to load my Desktop site from mobile using the IP:
- go to
~/DevKinsta/nginx_sites and edit the
.conf file that corresponds with the site you want to view.
- scroll down to the
server_name and add on your host computer’s network IP
- After saving that file open Docker Desktop and restart the devkinsta_nginx container:
If done correctly you should no longer get a 404 and visiting the IP from your phone. Please let me know if this doesn’t work for you!
Hi Kevin, thanks for your support, I tried the steps above and still get the 404 on my iPhone.
Is there another workaround?
Thanks so much in advance!
Well, cleared cache and it works fine!
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