How to Make Host File Entry in Linux

A simple tutorial which guides you on how to change host file entry in Linux.

How to Change Host File Entry in Linux

Host File: It is used by the operating systems to map hostnames or domain names to IP addresses. By making a host file entry you can change the IP address of the domain name. But, this change reflects only on your computer and not in the worldwide.
Step 1: Open the host file '/etc/hosts' using the text editor.
Step 2: Make your host entry and save the file.
Example: 127.0.0.1 localhost
183.235.184.50 demo.com
Note: This change reflects only on your computer and not in the worldwide.