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Hosts file in windows


How to set the hosts file in Windows.

If you are moving your site to a new server and want to view your site before you've switched the DNS you can do this by editing the hosts file in windows XP pro.

1) Open the file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

2) Add the IP of the new server and the URL. When we moved realestatewebmasters.com here was the entry in my hosts file.       localhost   www.realestatewebmasters.com

Then I closed all my browser windows and opened realestatewebmasters.com to verify that the move was successful.

Once verified I added removed that line from the hosts file.


Aaron Brunt Programmer


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