I my deployment enviroment I use local Hosts file to change domains destination to another server I use for development. It works nice and it's easy to setup. But as always there is a catch. If our client wants to see the dev site before its deployment to main server, we can't force him to set his hosts file, so he can't reach the site.
I was thinking that there must be some online tool that redirects any requests sent to it to server by your definition. So I would just send link to my client and he wouldn't notice anything, just like web proxy. I was googling for this but didn't find anything usefull.
Does anybody of you know any tool for this? (I don't care if its free or paid solution. I would probably write it on my own, I just don't want to reinvent the wheel.)
If it doesn't exist, what deployment solution/prodecure would you recommend?
Thanks for all responses