Host To IP
What is host?
A network host is a computer or other device connected to a computer network. A network host may offer information resources, services, and applications to users or other nodes on the network. A network host is a network node that is assigned a network layer host address.
Computers participating in networks that use the Internet Protocol Suite may also be called IP hosts. Specifically, computers participating in the Internet are called Internet hosts, sometimes Internet nodes. Internet hosts and other IP hosts have one or more IP addresses assigned to their network interfaces. The addresses are configured either manually by an administrator, automatically at start-up by means of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), or by stateless address autoconfiguration methods.
What is the Purpose of Converting Host Name to IP Address?
Using VPN is very easy and it is very helpful as well. But it doesn’t mean that VPN and SSH service doesn’t possess any problem. Sometimes, we find it difficult to connect to the VPN and SSH server using its host name. When this problem arises, we need to connect to the server using its IP address. This is where the converter plays its role. The host name is alphabetical and the converter will turn it into the numerical IP address. Once we get the IP address, we can access the server without any problem. This feature cannot only be used for VPN and SSH server but also to find the IP address of specific website.