A dedicated server is a single computer in a network reserved for serving the needs of the network. For example, some networks require that one computer be set aside to manage communications between all the other computers. A dedicated server could also be a computer that manages printer resources. Note, however, that not all servers are dedicated. In some networks, it is possible for a computer to act as a server and perform other functions as well.
In the Web hosting business, a dedicated server is typically a rented service. The user rents the server, software and an Internet connection from the Web host.
See the Server Types page in the quick reference section of
- deep Web
See invisible Web.
- deep dialing
A VoIP service that enables users to skip the IVR (interactive voice response) menu of a company they are dialing to navigate immediately to the person within the company they want to talk to. Deep dialing was developed by Fonolo as a service to cut down on the time and frustration involved in contacting large, […]
In Web site security terminology, the word defacement is most often used to describe the changing or defacing of a Web page or Web site by an unauthorized individual or process, usually a hacker.
A value or setting that a device or program automatically selects if you do not specify a substitute. For example, word processors have default margins and default page lengths that you can override or reset. The default drive is the disk drive the computer accesses unless you specify a different disk drive. Likewise, the default […]
- default gateway
(1)The gateway in a network that a computer will use to access another network if a gateway is not specified for use. (2) In a network using subnets, the router that forwards traffic to a destination outside of the subnet of the transmitting device.