Ngrok for Web Development

August 18, 2015

It’s 2015 and I just know Ngrok recently! Once you know Ngrok, it won’t be the same anymore. *ok this is too much.

What is Ngrok?

By using Ngrok, you can create a secure tunnels to localhost. It means that if you’re working on a cafe, and your colleague is working from another cafe (the art of working from anywhere), you can share your localhost to your friend using Ngrok.

How to use Ngrok

  • Download Ngrok from here
  • Unzip it
  • Type this in the terminal where you unzipped Ngrok, fill the port with the port you want to expose to your friend e.g. 9000 ./ngrok http [port]

If you got that right, you can see something like this in the terminal:

Happy Ngrok-ing! :)

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