What is localhost?

In a network, “localhost” refers to the local device making a request. The default localhost IP address in a network is

More About localhost

In a network environment, “localhost” refers to the local computer or the specific device you’re using. The IPv4 address always corresponds to that local device. In IPv6, the localhost IP address is :1.

If you run a website locally, you can access it by entering the localhost IP address in a browser. Keep in mind that if you try to access the localhost address on a different computer, you won’t see the same data.

In most cases, the address will return a “This site can’t be reached” error unless you’re actively using localhost to host a website.

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