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5:07 AM
If if do a site:example.com (my domain of course) using Chrome and Google, I see a hit for my home page in my log file from me using a IP from an IP block that is unmistakable. If I do a search for example (my domain less tld), I get the same thing. I had the Google Analytics plug-in installed- but I removed it and closed the browser and restarted it. It sill happens. Has anyone seen this?? Are any of you willing to test this for your domain? Obviously Chrome is pinging my site. But why?
 
 
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8:33 AM
Thank you @closetnoc and @Stephen Your comments helped me heaps really. I appreciate you writing to me since when it comes to dedicated server specs, I dont have much clue. Much obliged! I am looking forward in taking my first step from VPS to this dedicated server plan. :)
@closetnoc can you clarify this plz: "SSDs are generally fast though this is clearly not a raid which would be better if you could swing it. "

Do you mean changing it to RAID would be better? Or have I misunderstood what you said? For the above server specs, the options I have for storage is "2 X 120GB SSD drive " or "2x 500GB Enterprise SATA Drives (RAID 1)". I thought SSD might be better than the SATA option based on what I've read on the internet. Am I mistaken?
 
 
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10:15 AM
@closetnoc It is likely caused by preload. When Google determines that you are very likely to visit the first search result, they tell your browser to preload it. blog.chromium.org/2011/06/prerendering-in-chrome.html
 

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