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OpenWeb is a wrapper around assigning domain names to IP addresses in your
/etc/hosts file based on a remote file.
sync-openweb.templatefrom this repository. You can just ask them to clone the repository.
OpenWeb is not a replacement for Google Domains, GoDaddy, NameCheap, or any other domain providers. OpenWeb will not give you free domains accessible by anyone with a web browser. OpenWeb will allow you to use custom domain names that someone has uploaded as a file.
OpenWeb can not be used in conjunction with Let's Encrypt or any other SSL certificate providers, as they can not recognize the domain name, as it is not a real domain. The OpenWeb domain is merely a line in your
/etc/hosts file, which is what the system uses to bind some IP addresses (like 127.0.0.1) to some domain names (like localhost). Only people with the modified /etc/hosts file (as in, anyone who has installed that OpenWeb file) can see the domain.
OpenWeb will only work on Linux, macOS, BSDs, and any other system exposing
/etc/hosts. It will not work on Windows. Testing it in the Windows 10 Linux Subsystem has not been done yet.
Windows does have a hosts file, but it is out of the scope of this utility.