Numbers after www and before the period..

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  1. Sabrewulf

    Sabrewulf New Member

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    I have been wondering. What are the numebrs for that appear in a web address(i.e. http://www21.something.com) before the first period and after the www? I've seen it in a few address i've seen lately. Not something that is a have to know, but i was just curious about.

    OT geek squad(i am one in there too) help me outs :x: :)
     
  2. k2737

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    My guess is it is just the naming scheme whoever setup the dns for the website set stuff up. Web server 1 is www1, web server 2 is www2 etc... but I am not sure. :dunno:
     
  3. peerk

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    Yeah, I have seen free web hosts do that to split up different hosting servers.

    Also, www is just a subdomain like forums is a subdomain of offtopic.com.
     

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