Knowledgebase: General Questions
What is localhost?
Posted by Alpha Daramy on 09 July 2012 11:48 AM
Default name describing the local computer address. For example, typing:
ping localhost would ping the local IP address of 127.0.0.1 (the loopback address).
When setting up a web server or software on a web server, 127.0.0.1 is used to
point the software to the local machine.

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