You cannot test a CNAME URL on your local machine without having a DNS server installed. To be able to test that like IP addresses on “hosts” file, you need to get its current assigned IP address by just pinging it.
1. Ping and get the IP
Code language: Bash (bash)
You’ll see the IP address there.
2. Then you can add it to the “/etc/hosts” file on your computer.
Code language: Nginx (nginx)
This is useful for testing load balancers or any other services which provide CNAME to point.
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