Verified Commit dbf48172 authored by Aral Balkan's avatar Aral Balkan
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Closes #115, #116: Document hostname differences on macOS & Windows

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$ site :1313 @hostname
#### macOS notes
To set your hostname under macOS (e.g., to ``), run the following command:
$ sudo scutil --set HostName
#### Windows 10 notes
On Windows 10, you must add quotation marks around `@hostname` and `@localhost`. So the first example, above, would be written in the following way on Windows 10:
$ site my-site "@hostname"
Also, Windows 10, unlike Linux and macOS, does not have the concept of a hostname. The closest thing to it is your _full computer name_. Settings your full computer name is a somewhat convoluted process so we’ve documented it here for you.
##### How to set your full computer name on Windows 10
Say you want to set your hostname to ``:
1. Control Panel → System And Security → System → Change Settings link (next to Computer name) → [Change…] Button
2. Under Computer name, enter your _subdomain_ (`my-windows-laptop`)
3. [More…] Button → enter your _domain name_ (``) in the Primary DNS suffix of this computer field.
4. Press the various [OK] buttons to dismiss the various modal dialogues and restart your computer.
#### Making your server public
Use a service like [ngrok]( (Pro+) to point a custom domain name to your temporary staging server. Make sure you set your `hostname` file (e.g., in `/etc/hostname` or via `hostnamectl set-hostname <hostname>` or the equivalent for your platform) to match your domain name. The first time you hit your server via your hostname it will take a little longer to load as your Let’s Encrypt certificates are being automatically provisioned by ACME TLS.
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