We will be using a lot of technical terms on this site both in our tutorials and in the normal content as well. So we thought of adding a post explaining all these terms in brief. Following are some of the internet definitions of the terms we will be using.
DNS: DNS is the short name used for Domain Name System (or Service or Server). This is an Internet service which translates domain names into IP addresses.
FQDN: Fully Qualified Domain Name. This is the fully resolvable DNS name for any server on a network.
Network: A group of computers or devices connected to each other is called a network.
Server: A server is a computer or device on a network which manages network resources. Like file server just stores files which a web server handles web requests.
Node: A node is a server or device on a complex network which is commissioned to a specific job on the network.
Load Balancing: Distribution of network traffic evenly across multiple nodes on a network is called as load balancing.
Fault Tolerance: A systems ability to react and implement auto corrective measures when a fault it detected on one of its components is called as fault tolerance.
Server Clusters: Connecting two or more servers/nodes together to perform a single task form clusters. Clusters are used for Load Balancing