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How to Change Localhost File on Windows

Follow these steps to change localhost file on Windows:

 

1. Press the Windows key. Type ‘Notepad’ in the search field. In the search results, right-click Notepad and select Run as administrator.

How to Change Local Host File on Windows

 

2. Press File > Open, then open the following file using this file path:
c:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

How to Change Local Host File on Windows

How to Change Local Host File on Windows

 

3. If requested, open the file with Notepad.

How to Change Local Host File on Windows

 

4. Underneath the text ::1 localhost, type in the IP address of your server and the name of your website. Syntax as follows: (IP Address) (Domain Name)
Always type two entries for the one domain name, ie. www.example.com followed by example.com.

How to Change Local Host File on Windows

 

5. Press File > Save to save your changes.

How to Change Local Host File on Windows