Any device that has established a connection to a network qualifies as a host
- localhost and local host mean exactly the same thing.
- In computer networking, a localhost is a hostname that means this computer. .
- A remote host is a computer which is accessed over a network. Remote hosts can be far away or very close. But they share a common characteristic of being accessed over a network.
- A very common way to write a computer program is to write code on a local host, and then upload it to a remote host. Many development tools make uploading code to a remote host easy.