What is a Host Name? - Definition & Examples


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A ______is two or more computers that communicate with one another.

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1. A computer can be accessed over the Internet via a host name or _______, which is an unique numerical sequence assigned to a machine on a network.

2. The two primary components of a web address are the _______ and ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check to see what you know about host names using this quiz and worksheet. To successfully complete this quiz, you will need to know how computers communicate over the Internet, ways of accessing a website via a browser's address bar and the meaning of the letters in URL.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions on this quiz/worksheet combo are designed to test your knowledge of:

  • The primary components of a Web address
  • The term for two or more computers that communicate with each other
  • What the unique numerical sequence assigned to a computer to connect to the Internet is called

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ways you can access a website
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned regarding how information is transmitted between computers
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can accurately identify the phrase that means a string of numbers that can be used to connect to a website

Additional Learning

You can obtain more information about host names by reviewing the accompanying lesson titled What is a Host Name? - Definition & Examples. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define what a host name is
  • Discuss how computers communicate with a host
  • Detail how host names can be expressed
  • Address not using a host name