Access your development web servers from other devices

To test how your website looks on a phone, you can make your local server available externally. Learn how to set up Linux (Beta) on your Chromebook.

Add or open a port

  1. On your Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. Select Linux (Beta) and then Port forwarding.
  4. Choose one of the following:
    • Add a new port: Next to “Ports,” select Add. In the box that appears, add a port number, choose a type, or add a label to quickly identify your port.
    • Use an existing port: Turn on your preferred port.

Remove a port

  1. On your Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. Select Linux (Beta) and then Port forwarding.
  4. Choose one of the following:
    • Delete a port: Next to the port you want to delete, select More  Remove port.
    • Delete all ports: Next to “Port number,” select More  Remove all ports.

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