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Step 9: Optional step: edit your hosts file to make it easier to use

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A step I did was to edit my hosts file (/etc/hosts on linux, C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts on windows).

Note that this file can only be edited in an administrative command prompt (windows) or by su (linux)

Add the line
ip.add.re.ss remote

replace ip.add.re.ss with the server IP address and save the file.

You would need to do this on every device you wished to access the web page with the short name.

Now you can access the remote with http://remote/remote.php



This is my first proper instructable, be gentle and let me know if there are any problems so I can fix them.