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There are 3 ways to define hosts

The recommended way is to use the vvv-custom.yml file. vvv-hosts is supported for backwards compatibility, and vvv-init.sh can be used for edge circumstances.

When changing hosts, the Nginx config will need updating so that Nginx knows to listen for requests on those domains. If this isn’t done, the VVV dashboard will appear instead of the desired site.

Don't forget to Reprovision on Changes
If you modify vvv-custom.yml, you must reprovision for the changes to take effect. Run vagrant reload after making changes.

vvv-custom.yml

When adding a site in vvv-custom.yml, add a hosts section listing the domains of that site. For example:

example:
  hosts:
    - example.com

This will map example.com to the example site, and update the HOST file on your machine.

vvv-hosts

VVV 1 added hosts using a file named vvv-hosts, and VVV 2 continues support for this for backwards compatibility reasons. Place this as a text file with no file extension in a provision subfolder, or in the root of the site.

Here’s an example that adds 2 domains:

example.com
example.net