Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· emarchak

Test a local site in IE on a Mac

It's a great benefit to be able to test websites on your local machine in Internet Explorer. To access your local sites hosted on installed MAMP:

  1. Install ievms.
  2. Install Guest Additions in virtual box,via devices > Install Guest Additions and reboot virtual box
  3. Log into your vm instance of choice as the admin user
  4. Edit c:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/host and add a new line containing ““
  5. In the command prompt, flush your dns using the command “ipconfig/flushdns“
  6. Open up IE and visit your site at