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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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A Localhost is a local computer that a program runs on. Your computer would be the Localhost if it was running a Web browser. When more than one computers are running a program then the localhost must be defined. A Web server could be started on one computer, then a remote access program might be used on another and these programs would then be run on computers that were not the local host.