Any domain ending .localhost not working

Hi there!

I think I’m doing something very stupid.

Whenever I change my site from to mysite.localhost I get either a response saying

It works!

or I get forbidden, rather than my wordpress directory.

Are there any caveats for using .localhost as a domain extension?

Hey @djave,

That’s an interesting one.

Do you see the same thing if you use .localhost on a brand new site?

Hi @clay, thanks for getting back to me.

Yes, I just created a new site and exactly the same thing happens. I get a 403


You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks

Hi @djave,

I just tested this out on my machine and I ran into a conflict with Pow (typically used for Rails applications) since it has a built-in DNS server.

I disabled Pow and then I was able to access the site.