Host

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A host is a person responsible for guests at an event or for providing hospitality during it.

Host may also refer to:

Places[edit]

People[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]

Literature[edit]

Music[edit]

Computing and technology[edit]

  • Host (network), a computer connected to the Internet or another IP-based network
    • Hosts file, a computer file to be used to store information on where to find an internet host on a computer network
    • host (Unix), a command-line Unix command
    • Internet hosting service, a service that runs Internet servers allowing organizations and individuals to serve content to the Internet
    • Virtual host, allowing several DNS names to share the same IP address
  • Host, in hardware virtualization, a machine on which a virtual machine runs
  • Cross compiler, also called a "host", a computer platform on which software development is done for a different target computer platform

Groups or formations[edit]

  • Host, an archaic military term for an army
  • Host, a great number; multitude
  • Cossack host, an organic and administrative subdivision of Cossacks in Imperial Russia; host names reflected location or origin
  • Furious Host or the Wild Hunt, a European folk myth

Religion[edit]

Roles[edit]

Science[edit]

  • Host (biology), an organism harboring another organism or organisms on or in itself
  • Host (psychology), personality as emphasized in treating dissociative identity disorder

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