Define: Distinct Host
Distinct Host: Part of your statistics log that shows how many actual individuals (or IP addresses) have visited your site. If someone from www.metamend.com visits your site once, the number of distinct hosts will increase by one. If that same person on the same computer visits 20 more times, your distinct hosts will not increase any more, because he/she is coming from the same IP address.
This is the best way to determine the number of visitors to a site; but multiple users sitting behind a firewall that masks their internal network's address will all show up with the same IP address; therefore, they will only be counted as one distinct host.
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