Now that we have a web server up and running and accessible from your machine, we have a fairly functional development environment. But in addition to providing a development environment, Vagrant also makes it easy to share and collaborate on these environments. The primary feature to do this in Vagrant is called Vagrant Share.

Vagrant Share lets you share your Vagrant environment to anyone around the world with an Internet connection. It will give you a URL that will route directly to your Vagrant environment from any device in the world that is connected to the Internet.

First, follow the installation guide before getting started. You need the vagrant-share plugin for the rest of the tutorial to work.

Next, run vagrant share:

$ vagrant share
==> default: Creating Vagrant Share session...
==> default: HTTP URL: http://b1fb1f3f.ngrok.io

Your URL will be different, so do not try the URL above. Instead, copy the URL that vagrant share outputted for you and visit that in a web browser. It should load the Apache page we setup earlier.

If you modify the files in your shared folder and refresh the URL, you will see it update! The URL is routing directly into your Vagrant environment, and works from any device in the world that is connected to the internet.

To end the sharing session, hit Ctrl+C in your terminal. You can refresh the URL again to verify that your environment is no longer being shared.

Vagrant Share is much more powerful than simply HTTP sharing. For more details, see the complete Vagrant Share documentation.

Note: Vagrant Share now defaults to using the ngrok driver. The classic driver has been deprecated.

»Next Steps

You have successfully shared your environment with the world. Congratulations! Read on to learn about the teardown process.