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Paul Reid
Dec 31, 2012, 04:36 PM
I am running MAC 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and Parallels 8 with Windows XP.

I have two websites on Acquia Dev Desktop server and access them via the following:
localhost:8082
localclienta:8082

I now need to view these sites in my browsers in Windows XP.

My computer is located at mycomputername.local
In Windows, I have tried:
localhost:8082
mycomputername.localhost:8082
127.0.0.1:8082

I have read about hacks to Acquia's httpd.conf file. I don't want to do this.
Do I really need to edit the Windows hosts file? I never did this before. And trying to edit it didn't work anyway.
I have done this before and remember it was pretty simple. Can't seem to remember how to do it.

This only works when hosting from MAC's default Apache at port 80:
http://www.dashbay.com/2011/03/parallels-access-osx-localhost/