What is hostname?

If you are wondering what is a hostname (or host name) ,  you're on the right page. This document answers the question once and for all and most importantly, is an accurate answer.

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(WWW). A hostname Alternatively referred to as a computer name or sitename, a hostname is the name of the computer you're currently logged into or visiting. 

For those that need to ask this question without needing to become a DNS administrator, a hostname is a specific name that is pointing to a specific host. It doesn't matter if its 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or even 63 levels deep. A hostname could be iweb4, iweb4.com, iweb4.iweb4hosting.com, iweb4.iweb4hosting.iweb4designing.com and so on. The point is that it is a name used to refer to a specific webhost.

Below is a good example of a hostname, that is assigned to a computer connecting to the Internet using iweb4 networks


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