A hosts file is a file that maps domain names to IP addresses. This article explains how to edit the hosts file on a Mac.
Follow the steps below to edit the hosts file on Mac:
sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
sudo nano /etc/hosts -- (on newer MacOS)
Enter the password to edit the host file. (Note: The cursor will not move when the password is typed)
Move the cursor to the bottom of the file and enter the server IP and domain name
SERVER_IP_ADDRESS domain.com/ SERVER_IP_ADDRESS www.domain.com : example (126.96.36.199 mydomain.com/ 188.8.131.52 www.mydomain.com:
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