Dedicated Hosting

A dedicated hosting service, dedicated server, or managed hosting service is a type of Internet hosting in which the client leases an entire server not shared with anyone else. This is more flexible than shared hosting, as organizations have full control over the server(s), including choice of operating system, hardware, etc. There is also another level of dedicated or managed hosting commonly referred to as complex managed hosting. Complex Managed Hosting applies to both physical dedicated servers, Hybrid server and virtual servers, with many companies choosing a hybrid (combination of physical and virtual) hosting solution. There are many similarities between standard and complex managed hosting but the key difference is the level of administrative and engineering support that the customer pays for – owing to both the increased size and…
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DNS Distributed System

Every domain has a domain name server handling its requests, and there is a person or IT team maintaining the records in that DNS server's database. No other database on the planet gets as many requests as DNS servers, and they handle all those queries while also processing data updates from millions of people every day. That's one of the most amazing parts of DNS -- it is completely distributed throughout the world on millions of machines, managed by millions of people, and yet it behaves like a single, integrated database! A DNS server will have one of the following as its primary task: Maintain a small database of domain names and IP addresses most often used on its own network, and delegate name resolution for all other names to…
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Domain Forwarding & Masking

Forward only -- Use 301 redirects to redirect from myDomain.com to myApp.appspot.com Forward with Masking -- Use frames to keep the URL as myDomain.com while instructing the browser to fetch the content from myApp.appspot.com. The URL then doesn't change as you navigate the site. These are the instructions for forwarding and/or masking a domain in List View, which will look something like this:   You can always revert to this view in your account and follow these instructions by choosing the list view in the upper right corner: Otherwise, your account will likely default to Card View, which will look something like this: Domain name forwarding lets you automatically direct your domain name's visitors to a different website. Masking prevents visitors from seeing your domain name forwarding by keeping your…
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Domain Locking

Domain locking is a free security enhancement offered by PowerHoster to prevent unauthorized transfers of your domain to another registrar or web host by "locking" your domain. Domain names can be locked to protect against unauthorized changes. This status may be called "Registrar lock" or "Client Transfer Prohibited" (or a similar term) depending upon the registry in which the domain name is registered.
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Domain Name

A domain name is an identification string that defines a realm of administrative autonomy, authority or control within the Internet. Domain names are formed by the rules and procedures of the Domain Name System (DNS). Any name registered in the DNS is a domain name. Domain names are used in various networking contexts and application-specific naming and addressing purposes. You probably have hundreds of domain names stored in your head, such as: powerhoster.com -- our favorite domain name google.com -- one of the most used domain names in the world mit.edu -- a popular EDU name bbc.co.uk -- a three-part domain name using the country code UK You'll recognize domain names as having strings of characters separated by dots (periods). The last word in a domain name represents a top-level…
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Domain name auction

Domain name auctions are a means to sell domain names on the secondary market which is mainly used by domainers. Domain name auctions may take place on specialized online marketplaces, general auction websites (i.e. eBay), during special events or less frequently during classic auction sessions. Many domains are sold for several hundred dollars, but some may be sold for over one million dollars (see domain buying for examples). In your reseller control panel, you will find a domain auction panel and a lot of domains are selling and buying through your super reseller control panel.
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Domain Name Resolvers

Scattered across the Internet are thousands of computers – called "Domain Name Resolvers" or just plain "resolvers" – that routinely cache the information they receive from queries to the root servers. These resolvers are located strategically with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or institutional networks. They are used to respond to a user's request to resolve a domain name – that is, to find the corresponding IP address.
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Domainer

A domainer is, in domain names lingo, an individual who makes a living - and for some a very good living - of registering, buying and selling domain names. A domainer can also generates revenues through domain parking. In the beginning of the Internet era, domainers registered domain names with one or two words matching generic words and terms and occasionally resold them with a spectacular margin. Some generic domains originally registered for less than $50, have been sold for several millions of dollars (see domain name buying for examples). Rapidly, all domains with one or two words have been registered. Now, domainers who are still buying on the primary market (domain registering) buy domains with several words or domains associated with new trends, new words or new domain extensions.…
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Doorway page

Doorway pages are webpages created specifically for high ranking in search engine results for particular keywords / queries. They serve as a direct point of entry for traffic originating from search engines and are not always made for being visited by visitors arriving through the home page. Webmasters are sometimes told to submit “bridge” pages or “doorway” pages to search engines to improve their traffic. Doorway pages are created to do well for particular phrases. They are also known as portal pages, jump pages, gateway pages, entry pages, and by other names as well. Unlike doorway domains, doorway pages are not really sanctioned by search engines because generally they really respond to users’ needs and because it is often difficult to differentiate them from "natural" pages. There are various ways…
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Duplicate Content

Is when there are pages with the same content but with different links referencing them. This content is usually copied, hence the duplication keyword. Since this content can be found in multiple areas around the internet, the search engine must first determine which content is the original and will only display that content to the user. Duplicate content is frowned upon by most search engines and will usually incur a penalty.
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Dwell Time

Dwell Time by definition is: The amount of time in which a user spends on a specific website before returning to their original search query/results. As dwell time increases, chances are that the user found what they were looking for, and spends more time going into deeper depth on the content and through the website. This will increase SEO rankings as the content is original, useful, and expected. A Simple Example: You're doing research on Frogs, the first link you clicked on displays a picture and a brief description about a single species. This isn't what you're looking for and press the back button. The second link you find has a long description about Frogs, habitats, and their history which is precisely what you're searching for. You spend quite a…
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