Host Name

Host Name from Server (172.16.5.201) for IP 157.55.39.99. Hostnames may have appended the name of a Domain Name System (DNS) domain, separated from the host-specific label by a period ('dot'). In the latter form, a hostname is also called a domain name.

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What is the hostname?

In computer networking, a hostname (archaically nodename) is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and that is used to identify the device in various forms of electronic communication, such as the World Wide Web.

The hostname usually has two forms. One is the username, it may be simply composed of a single word or a phrase, or a structured name. Another one is used for computers to access the Internet, which is separated from the host-specific label by a period ("dot") to form a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Hostnames that include DNS domains are often stored in the Domain Name System together with the IP addresses of the host they represent for the purpose of mapping the hostname to an address, or the reverse process.

Why do I need to set a hostname for my computer?

A computer's hostname is the name it runs on the network. Setting a hostname for the computer can distinguish this computer from other devices in the LAN, so that it is easier to find the corresponding device when accessing each other. However, it should be noted that the hostname of the computer can be modified freely.

How to check the hostname of my computer?

Method 1: View the hostname of the computer from the system and security

  • Open the control panel, select System and Security and open it.
  • Click View Computer Name under System.
  • You can see the name of this computer from System Information.

Method 2: Use the command to view the hostname of the computer

  • Search for cmd in the Windows search box or press Win+R and type cmd to open the command prompt.
  • Enter hostname in the command prompt, and then press Enter to see the hostname.
    Or enter ipconfig/all in the command prompt and press Enter to see the hostname.

How to change the hostname of my computer?

  • Open the control panel, select System and Security and open it.
  • Click View Computer Name under System.
  • Click Rename this computer under System Information to open a new window.
  • Enter a new computer name, and then click Next to restart the computer, all is done.
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Wikipedia : Hostname(en)

In computer networking, a hostname (archaically nodename) is a label that is assigned to a device connected to a computer network and that is used to identify the device in various forms of electronic communication, such as the World Wide Web. Hostnames may be simple names consisting of a single word or phrase, or they may be structured. Each hostname usually has at least one numeric network address associated with it for routing packets for performance and other reasons.

Internet hostnames may have appended the name of a Domain Name System (DNS) domain, separated from the host-specific label by a period ("dot"). In the latter form, a hostname is also called a domain name. If the domain name is completely specified, including a top-level domain of the Internet, then the hostname is said to be a fully qualified domain name (FQDN). Hostnames that include DNS domains are often stored in the Domain Name System together with the IP addresses of the host they represent for the purpose of mapping the hostname to an address, or the reverse process.

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