Changes between Version 3 and Version 4 of faq/domain/modify-hosts-file


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Feb 8, 2016, 1:11:32 PM (4 years ago)
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    1010The [WikiPedia:Hosts_file hosts file] is a simple text file found on most operating systems. When your computer looks up a domain name, it first checks to see if the domain name is listed in your hosts file. If it ''is'' listed, it will use the IP address supplied by your hosts file. If it is not listed, then it will conduct a regular DNS query to find the correct IP address.
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    12 The location of your hosts file will depend on your operating system. The [WikiPedia:Hosts_file Wikipedia article on hosts file] contains a [WikiPedia:Hosts_file##Location_in_the_file_system useful section to help you find the location of your hosts file].
     12The location of your hosts file will depend on your operating system. The [WikiPedia:Hosts_file Wikipedia article on hosts file] contains a [WikiPedia:Hosts_file#Location_in_the_file_system useful section to help you find the location of your hosts file].
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    1414Once you have located your hosts file, you can edit it in any text editor (like notepad, but ''not'' like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice). Add a line to the file that includes the IP address of the May First/People Link server hosting your site followed by your domain name. To find out the IP address, login to the [https://members.mayfirst.org/cp members control panel] and look for the IP address in parentheses following your primary host.