Modify your hosts file

Last updated on: 2016-06-08 Authored by: Rackspace Support

Modifying your hosts file enables you to override the DNS for a domain, on that particular machine. This is useful when you want to test your site without the test link, prior to going live with SSL; verify that an alias site works, prior to DNS changes; and for other DNS-related reasons. Modifying your hosts file causes your local machine to look directly at the IP address specified.

To modify the hosts file, you add two entries to the file that contains the IP address that you want the site to resolve to and the address. Adding the following two lines, for example, point to our current PHP5-ITK (“Refreshed” PHP5) cluster:

First install the dconf-editor.unitya

To do this, issue the command

  • sudo apt-get install dconf-editor
  • Open the program dconf-editor
  • Navigate to com / canonical / unity / launcher
  • and change the launcher-position to bottom.


or at the terminal type:

Install compiz


Update your system

elementary Tweaks

Install VLC Media Player

Install Plugin Flash Player and Pepper Flash

Install Additional Web Browser

Install Graphic Editor

 Install Indicator Synapse


Install Synapse

Execute Synapse from the slingshot launcher


Install Cloud Storage

Download DropBox :

Install Google Drive :

 For Laptop : Install TLP for Improve Battery Life and Reduce Overheating


sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility