The Content Engine and the software it depends on may be installed on one or several host machines depending on the type of installation required. In order to unambiguously identify the machines on which various installation actions must be carried out, the Escenic Content Engine Installation Guide defines a set of special host names that are used throughout the manual.
Some of these names are also used here:
The machine used to assemble the various Content Engine components into a enterprise archive or .EAR file.
The machine(s) used to host application servers and Content Engine instances.
The host names always appear in a bold typeface. If you are installing everything on one host you can, of course, ignore them: you can just do everything on the same machine. If you are creating a larger multi-host installation, then they should help ensure that you do things in the right places.