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variable / URL variable
Refers to information that is passed to the server
with the URL that the server uses within the
context of a script or server-based program.
- May 31, 2003
by Christian Nielsen of
A domain that is
hosted on a virtual server. The domain is unique, but the IP
address is normally shared with other domains. This has some implications
for SEO. Please refer to the Search
Engine Yearbook for a more detailed discussion on the importance
of having a unique IP address.
When a domain is
hosted on a virtual server, it means that it shares that server with
other domains. This is a very cost effective way of hosting web sites,
but access speeds are not as high as for domains hosted on dedicated
Also see virtual domain.
The term is sometimes confused with unique
visitor. The difference is that one unique visitor visiting a site
repeatedly over a period of time will show up on the site's log
file as many visitors. The term therefore refers to the number of
times people visit a site - not the actual number of people visiting
The term is used to describe portals
that focus on one specific (vertical) topic. In other words, they target
at a specific group of people - like programmers, SEO
specialists etc. - by providing in-depth information on that topic.
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