Host name

Hostname (archaically nodename) is the unique name (label) of the server / computer that is used for reaching it on a specific computer network or over the Internet.

The hostname for a computer on a home/work network may be something like a Mike's PC, My Laptop, or Family Desktop.

Hostnames are also used by DNS servers to access a website by domain name instead of an IP address to open a website.

Hostname could be a FQDN (Fully qualified domain name) for example or, an IPv4 address like, or an IPv6 address like 2001:4800:7818:104:be76:4eff:fe05:5f2e. However, this option not available in all of our monitoring locations.

If you need to know what your host name is, try our free Hostname test.

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