Today I been looking around for a sample hosts file configuration to setup a web server hostname correctly. Unfortunately I was unable to find such, there for I decided to learn about it and come up with my own sample configuration of what a hosts name should look like.
Here it is:
Format: <IP> <HOSTNAME>.<DOMAIN> <ALIAS>
- IP: the static network IP address you configure on your computer.
- Hostname: the name you give your server when installing the operating system (like Ubuntu or Windows)
- Domain: This is the registered domain name you plan to host in your web server (The name of the website example.com)
- Alias: Similar to the hostname
Example: 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
This will change the hostname to what you want: