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I would like to use my custom domain to host a custom ngrok server so that I can do local web development, but expose it as an external URL for device testing. The instructions provided at https://github.com/inconshreveable/ngrok/blob/master/docs/SELFHOSTING.md state I will need to create an A record to point my domain (*.subspace.link) to the IP of the app. Two questions:

  • How do I add an A record like this?
  • The instructions say to clone the ngrok repo, perform a make install, and then fire up the server. Can this be done on a Webfaction shared service?

Thank you for any assistance. I'm not web server illiterate, but I am a novice. I'd love to better my knowledge with this challenge, but could use some guidance.

asked 02 Jul '14, 05:25

thejase
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edited 02 Jul '14, 05:26


How do I add an A record like this?

If you've pointed your domain at our name servers, then there are two ways to create an A record:

  • If you assign the domain to a website in our control panel, then an A record will be generated automatically, using the IP address of the site.
  • You can also create A records manually: see Configuring A Records

If you're using your domain registrar's name servers, then you'll need to use their control panel to create your A record.

The instructions say to clone the ngrok repo, perform a make install, and then fire up the server. Can this be done on a Webfaction shared service?

Most likely, yes. I'm not familiar with with ngrok's specific requirements, but in general you should be able to compile just about anything in your home directory. More information is available here: Installing Software from Source

Hope that helps!

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answered 02 Jul '14, 18:55

seanf
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