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Emma Delaney
4 min readJun 21, 2024


Encrypted addresses such as and are sometimes difficult to understand in software and network development. However, this IP address is not as complicated as you might think. Understanding what each step means will make navigating, using and developing software easier than you think.

What is IP Address

This is a special address that points to the server, also known as loopback or localhost. This is a special IP address specific to the computer you are working on. This host is used when someone wants to connect to a server and does not know the IP address of the local computer they are working on to help them resolve the address.

IP addresses may contain additional numbers that are somewhat mysterious to software developers. Additional numbers indicate other computer gateways that perform various types of communication. These gates are called ports: they send and receive data inside the computer. For example, if the IP address is displayed as “”, then 62893 is the port part of the address.

Messages on computers are created by IP/TCP, application software. The software considers with port 62893 as a special IP address listening to receive and send messages. Loopback redirects messages to the same computer in the IP/TCP stack. Allows the device to communicate with itself.

The IP/localhost address helps you in several ways:

1. Check whether network tray works on a particular device or not

2. It helps you connect to any service running on localhost, with or without a network connection, by sending the connection to the local computer.

Messages from the computer are not sent to localhost. machine; sent directly to the computer.

3. It improves the security of the network running on your computer by filtering messages passing through the router. This is done by deleting all messages that contain other feedback.

This helps block any hackers who want to use the internet as a gateway.

4. Ensures that incoming messages are queued as if they came from another server, even if sent directly via

5. If someone uses a terminal or device such as CPU to push data to the device, they can use localhost to point to the device. Also, browsers can make host requests to and from web servers to find out the location of a particular website.

This means an IP address. from a local server to a specific website without a link to that website, just enter the IP address of the computer running the website and the computer will request https.

6. This allows software developers to test the functionality of the software without actually launching it. It is important to test your software before putting it on the Internet because it may fail before you use it.

7. This ensures faster application development and efficient application response time measurement. This is because the ping is sent to the local host, which is faster than connecting to a remote server whose functionality depends on the speed of the Internet connection.

This is useful, when , if you don’t know the link of the site you want to access.

8. It provides a safe environment for software development experiments, as new features can be tested without fear of loss or corruption. Local hosts create a safe space where teachers allow students to try, test and make mistakes without damaging any programs or software.

How to get your computer’s IP address?

Follow these steps:

For Windows users, go to the Start menu in the lower left corner of the screen.
Type CMD, open the command prompt and type ipconfig to get the address.
For Linux users, press Ctrl + Alt + T , type ipconfig and press Enter.
Copy the IP address and paste it into the address bar of your browser.

Send a request to the web server running on your computer and then show the default Apache web page. You can now access your local host (server) which allows you to access all the pages you have created locally on your site.

If this page is not displayed, it is indication that your computer is not working with Apache server. To resolve this issue, restart the server and follow the steps above. Also, you can only connect to the server when you are online and need access to other nearby computers.


Can my browser make HTTP requests locally if I am not connected to a network?

Yes, your computer does not need a network to do this. Communicate with yourself! In fact, if your computer is not connected to the Internet, it will connect to the default address, which is not specific to any network.

What is the difference between localhost and IPv6 Addresses?

Localhost is the primary IPv4 address specified numerically as, port 62893 and acts as an input host for any given address to the computer. In contrast, an IPv6 address is an Internet Protocol v6 sequence with the number sequence These are loopback addresses that do not form multiple addresses like IPv4 addresses.

Can I block websites using loopback addresses? If so, how?

Yes. Just follow the steps below:

Open Notepad as administrator. Use the User Account Control Prompt

Click File, then Open

Open hosts file


0.1- and the address with slashes and save

Restart your computer.

System restore fixed proxy virus 62893 ?

Yes. System Restore can help fix this error by removing recently downloaded files or apps if you suspect they are causing the error. This means your important files are not at risk.