After Comcrashed has had several major DNS outages over the past weeks I switched DNS on my LAN router to use 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. This works fine for external sites, but now when I try to load (e.g.) dev.mynewdomain.com in my local browser (configured on my local computer in the hosts file and using Apache vhosts) the browser (chrome, others) forces the switch to https:// in the url bar and of course this is unusable unless I set up a local self signed ssl which is completely useless and a major waste of time when dealing with literally hundreds of local projects.
How to fix? Thanks.
Please do not suggest setting up a certificate this is not a practical or useful solution. I am looking for a way to stop this unnecessary and unwanted redirect.