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Easily manage your operating system's Hosts file with various editing possibilities with the help of this lightweight application

editor's review






All web pages you visit and internet protocols need to be stored and translated into a user friendly environment. This is automatically handled in the “Hosts” file. HostsXpert is an application that enables you to edit the Windows "Hosts" file in a simple manner.

Easy deployment on your system

The tool doesn't need to be installed and since your registry entries will not be affected, the utility can be considered portable. Also, you can place it on a removable device and keep it close while you're on the go.

The user interface of the program is plain and simple. On the right side of the screen you can view the content of your "Hosts" file and on the left you can select several options.

Creates a backup to be on the safe side

Before attempting to make any changes, you should create a backup of your "Hosts" file, since HostsXpert supports a backup and restore system.

Thus, you can toggle between the options to make "Hosts" read-only or writable, as well as import options (replace, merge or append the "Hosts" file).

Various available operations

Furthermore, you can add a line, delete or add a line to the whitelist, remove all blocking entries, toggle comments, sort the file, copy it to clipboard or select "Swap Localhost".

In addition, you can check for updates, merge, replace, or replace and sort files when it comes to "MVPs Hosts" and "HpHosts", open "Hosts" in "MemoPad", search for text, as well as view and edit the whitelist.

Needs some getting used to

The program uses a small amount of system resources and didn't freeze or crash during our tests. However, there is no help file available and first-time users could find it difficult to use this application and end-up making some unwanted changes to the "Hosts" file.

In conclusion

The bottom line is that HostsXpert is a very good tool that you can use to make changes to your "Hosts" file. Since it doesn't contain documentation, we mainly recommend it to experienced users, or at least have a backup created in case something unexpected occurs.

HostsXpert was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on July 30th, 2014
HostsXpert - HostsXpert will provide users with a Hosts file Manager, Editor and Helper-outterHostsXpert - The Editing section will offer a list of options like Delete, Add Line, Toggle Comment, Sort File or Swap LocalhostHostsXpert - Users will be able to access options such as MVPs Hosts or HPHosts from the Download section of the applicationHostsXpert - The Tools section will allow users to choose from MemoPad, WhiteList or Check DNS Service functions

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