Unable to access site in host pc

I have been accessing ann ubuntu server via putty and following this Session 1: Creating an App to set up an app. The current configurations:

Additions in site_config.json:

“developer_mode”: 1,
“host_name”: “http://meeting.dev:8000

in /etc/hosts, i’ve added: meeting.dev

However, I am unable to access the URL. The error:

This site can’t be reached meeting.dev’s server IP address could not be found.
Is this because I should only be able to access it inside the server?

Note: I am able to ping meeting.dev via putty but am unable to do so from my host windows pc. I have also tried and it throws the same issue.

update 2: I managed to remote into the server and try to access the URLs. I even tried to follow this guide https://frappe.io/docs/user/en/tutorial/start

Typing both localhost:8000 or meeting.dev:8000 as the URL threw:
Unable to connect
Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at meeting2.dev:8000.

well, here’s the issue localhost= (i.e. is your system). so to access your bench installation/host you will use the same ip you use to ssh in to it (i.e. <your.server.ip.addr>:8000)

How did you resolve the issue ? I am still facing the same issue.