How can I edit my local HOSTS file?

If you like to modify your local HOSTS, please follow the following steps:

1. Please go toC:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
2. Please locate the HOSTS file and please open this file by using Notepad
3. Please enter "the_shared_IP address" and save this file. Please note that the_shared_IP_address is a shared IP address assigned to your website on our server. You can find your shared IP address on your activation email.
4. Please open your command prompt window and please try to PING If you see the_shared_IP_address, this means that you are ready to access your site via, which is rendered from our server.

Please be advised that since this is just a temporary URL, whatever changes you make to your website will NOT alter your live site.

The following is just an example of a local HOSTS file:

Article ID: 69
Created On: Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Last Updated On: Tue, May 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Authored by: ASPHostServer Administrator []

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