The hosts file is a computer file used by an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is a plain text file, and is conventionally named hosts. (Wikipedia)

Developers who frequently need to switch their hosts entries between development, testing and other environments will find the convention based approach of Easy Hosts both intuitive and simple.

Easy Hosts 2 available for download

New in this release:

  • Ability to add new hosts file
  • Ability to delete selected host file
  • Other improvements.


Easy Hosts 2 


1. If you already maintain separate hosts file for your different environments, simply rename those files with ".host" extension (eg. DEV.host, QA.host) and drop them into the Easy Hosts installation directory. Restart the application and the files will show up in the available hosts list for quick switching.

2. Need to quickly create hosts file from selected text? Select the required host entries in the editor, right click, and select "Save selection as new file...". Provide the file name and the new host file is added to the available hosts list.

3. Based on feedback, ability to add new hosts file added with Easy Hosts 2.

Try it out today.

Last edited Aug 4, 2015 at 4:59 PM by sharma_vaibhav, version 19