Moved my site from Localwp to host, but opens only on my phone not desktop

Moved my site from Localwp to host, but opens only on my phone not desktop where Localwp is housed. I’ve tried purging Chrome cache and rebooted desktop, uninstalled Localwp, but no luck. Message: This site can’t be reached, site refused to connect. Using Windows 11, Google Chrome browser.

What steps can be taken to replicate the issue? Feel free to include screenshots, videos, etc

System Details

  • Local Version:

  • Operating System (OS) and OS version:

Local Logs

Attach your Local Logs here (Help Doc - Retrieving Local’s Log)

Security Reminder
Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

Hey @rdr - thanks for using Local and reaching out!

It is probably cached or a mismatched host file entry - what is the “live” (hosted) URL for your site? And what is the URL of the site on your machine that you were using while you were building it? If you’d prefer to DM me, let me know!

Thanks. Live site url is
Same on Localwp.
I’ve purged the chrome cache.

Fixed the problem by editing the hosts file in system32 and deleting references to the local site.


Awesome, I’m glad you were able to get it fixed!

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