The simultaneous growth of the Internet along with business computer networks of every size has led to IT jargon becoming better known among the general population. However, although the terms are known, they are usually poorly understood. One of the most common terms that people come across is “server”. What is a server? What does it do? What happens if a server goes down?
Domain name servers (DNS) or “name servers” are the Internet computers that translate a friendly domain name to an IP address. The IP address for your website is the Internet address for the site, which is how your computer’s browser can find and open the website content. Not only do computer browsers need proper DNS settings, but Google also needs a DNS server to find your website. If your DNS server settings are bad or your DNS server goes down, Google and all of your readers will not be able to reach the site. The bad DNS settings can lead to a drop in search engine rank, but it can easily be recovered as long as the problem is fixed.
Many people are singing the praises for fiber optic broadband. It seems that all you can ever hear are the positives but none of the negatives. What is the correct picture of fiber optic broadband? Well the first thing to be cautious of with the fiber optic broadband is how long it is going to be around. It seems like every few years technology leapfrogs itself. At first it was dial-up then standard, so how long is fiber optic going to be around?