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Location host Property

Location Object Reference Location Object

Example

Return the hostname and port of the current URL:

var x = location.host;

The result of x will be:


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Definition and Usage

The host property sets or returns the hostname and port of a URL.

Note: If the port number is not specified in the URL (or if it is the scheme's default port - like 80, or 443), some browsers will not display the port number.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The host property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the host property:

location.host

Set the host property:

location.host=hostname:port

Value Type Description
hostname:port String Specifies the hostname and port number of the URL

Return Value

Type Description
String The domain name and port number, or the IP address of a URL


Location Object Reference Location Object

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