This is something so awesome that i can’t fail to share it with everyone. 😀
So, I’m working on this Django site but how do i show my friend who is like miles away sitting in his/her home about what i’m working on.. So, i got to know about this awesome stuff called localtunnel.

Localtunnel allows you to easily share a web service on your local development machine without messing with DNS and firewall settings.

Localtunnel will assign you a unique publicly accessible url that will proxy all requests to your locally running webserver.


Localtunnel command line script allows you to manually setup a sharing tunnel to a local webserver.

npm install -g localtunnel

Start a webserver on some local port (in our example we have a server running on port 8000).

Make sure everything is working locally first by visiting http://localhost:8000.

Now use the command line app to request a tunnel to your local server.

$ lt --port 8000
your url is:

You can now share with anyone. As long as your local instance of lt is running, this url will remain active. Any requests to that url will be routed to your service on port 8000.

When you start and stop your tunnel, you will see it reflected in the active tunnel count below.

And that’s it. Your site is running locally on your system but is tunneled via a proxy server. So, anyone all around the world can vies your site till you keep your local server running 😉

Many Hackers use this theory to channel their local servers to bounce around all over making it difficult to trace back. Pretty cool.. ain’t it? 😉