What is Hosts File?


The hosts file is used to map hostnames (in other words domains) to IP addresses. 


Using a hosts file, you can change the IP address that you resolve a given domain name to. 


When you transfer a working website to us, you can check how it resolves from our server before updating the DNS in order to make sure there will be no service disruptions.



Windows 7


https://support.exabytes.com.my/en/support/solutions/articles/14000077619-windows-7-how-to-edit-hosts-file



Windows 10


https://support.exabytes.com.my/en/support/solutions/articles/14000127193-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file-in-windows-10



MAC OS


https://support.exabytes.com.my/en/support/solutions/articles/14000107923-how-to-edit-your-hosts-file-in-mac-os




Once you have confirmed on the accessibility of the website upon changing the host file, you may then point the domain nameserver/ A record to us.