Domain Authority or “DCA” is a term used in web hosting to signify the level of authority a server has to decide what should not be allowed to be on a website. Domains that have a higher DCA level are considered to be more authoritative than those that have a lower DCA level. If a server decides that your website has broken the rules, and not necessarily your fault, you can usually get them to change it.
So what does Domain Authority mean?
Essentially, DCA is a measurement of the server’s authority to allow or deny a particular page or file from being hosted on a server. Domain Authority is based on the reputation of the server. DCA is also sometimes referred to as a server control or server authority.
Domain Authority is based on how popular a server is and how many different domains the server can handle. The more common the domain, the more DCA the server will have.
Let’s discuss Domain Authority. Domain Authority is a measurement of how many times a certain file is allowed to be seen by visitors to a website. DCA is a measure of how popular the file is to visitors. DCA is measured in lines of code (Ls).
DCA measures how many lines of code a server has permission to allow on a given website. It also depends on what type of file or page the server allows to be seen. So, for example, if the server allowed a .txt file to be viewed on a website, this would be considered as DCA for the website.
Some services allow you to find out your Domain Authority before you sign up. So, find out if the service is legitimate before you put your details into the system. Find out whether the service will give you some idea of how popular your site is. Is it just a generic website with millions of pages or is it a specific website that sells something?
You can also find out what Domain Authority the server has to offer
by going to a Domain Authority search. Many free Domain Authority checker will offer you their information for free. When looking for the right one to use, find out if they will let you know how many domains they have permission to host. To make sure you are using a legitimate tool, find one that is 100% automated, preferably one that does not have any hidden costs.
There are many reasons to increase your DCA. One of the main reasons is to increase your popularity. If your website is one of a million with low DCA, it could get lost in the crowd if you were to add another million of a DCA level. By raising your DCA, you’ll get a bigger opportunity to be noticed.
Another reason to raise your DCA is to avoid paying for a good deal of additional space for your website. Many websites require a lot of space, which makes them inaccessible to many visitors. By increasing your DCA, you’ll be able to add more sites and still get a good amount of traffic.
You can also use your Domain Authority to gain some weight in the SERPs. This can be an effective way to show off your website’s weight to search engines and improve your rankings.
Your DCA is largely determined by how popular your website is. If your site has very few users, it may be in a DCA category where most of your visitors don’t see it.
- If you’re getting low traffic, take a look at the most popular sites and see what the DCA is for them.
- Also try to determine which domain they are allowed to host, or what they’re allowed to host.
- If they can’t host the file, then raise your DCA to a higher level.