Editing my computer’s host file

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Can I edit the host file of my computer that is located at the windows folder? Does it affect the performance of my connection ?

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Editing my computer’s host file


Hello Alonzo,


Yes, you can edit the host file of your computer. This is the instructions that you must follow carefuly to avoid any unnecessary things.

Keep in mind that hosts is just the name of the hostsfile and not an extra directory name. It does not have an extension (e.g. .exe, .txt etc.) and so come out to be a different directory in the example above.

You must back up onto a thumb drive or a new directory on your harddrive disk so that it can easily be restore whenever you don’t like the outcome result, or in case something else will go wrong while conducting the setup.

Open your hosts file in Notepad. It should look something like this when you open it:

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.


# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.


# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each

# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should

# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.

# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one

# space.


# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual

# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.


# For example:


# rhino.acme.com # source server

# x.acme.com # x client host localhost


You can now add addresses to your Hosts file. For example: hardhathosting.com www.hardhathosting.com google.com www.google.com

After that, you must restart your browser to see the changes.


Hopethis helps

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