One of the lesser-known, but important computer files is the hosts file. It's a basic text file without a file extension that was designed to map or override IP addresses before accessing a domain name server. While often used for running a development website, it's also used to block domains.
What Does This Term Mean?
Technology is full of acronyms, abbreviations, slang and a whole bunch of strange terms. The problem is too many people think we know what these terms mean.
In this section, I try to explain some of these.
ActiveX sounds like a complex term, but it's not. It is a way to make programs interactive using a set of controls and rules. You might think of them as small browser apps that assist with videos and games. The controls are seen mostly in Internet Explorer including IE 11 or browser extensions