Editing site on development server and need help

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Puzzledandconfused

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Hi I am proof reading a website on a development server. The website address has an ip address at the beginning and can't be accessed without adding the address to a file on the computer.

I can't remember what the file is that I have to access to change. I have done it before but it was a long time ago.

Does anyone know what the file is and what I am supposed to do.

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Puzzledandconfused

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Probably your hosts file is what you are looking for. This allows to you redirect a url to a particular ip address.
Hi, thanks - yes that is right I have found the file I want to add the address to but I know I need to access it as an administrator but not sure how to do that because I need to save the host file as a different name I think. What do I do at this stage?

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You right click on Notepad and choose Run as Admin, then you can open, edit and save the hosts file.
 

colinsp

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You DON'T give it a new name, if you do it won't work, make sure you don't give it a file extension either.
 
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