This might be useful is you have a website under development that exists at domain name that has the same name as an existing website.
Some simple editing of the hosts file on a target computer will send the user of that PC to the correct website.
You can take ownership of "hosts" file using any of following tutorials: # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
# # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
I’ll show you the steps needed to accomplish this a bit later in this article.
You can also edit the hosts file to block users from visiting certain websites.
# # For example: # # 1.97 com # source server # .10 com # x client host 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.In 64-bit editions, it might also be stored in "C:\Windows\Sys WOW64\drivers\etc\" folder. It contains text lines containing IP address followed by the hostname.Sometimes this hosts file is hijacked by viruses, adware, spyware or trojan horse software and is modified to redirect your web browser to various websites containing malicious code.# # For example: # # 1.97 com # source server # .10 com # x client host 127.0.0.1 localhost 5.Save the file and you have reset the hosts file to default.