DNS Articles

DNS Zone

Have you ever heard about DNS zones? If you have been in the hosting world for some time, then you probably have, but it is ok if you didn’t hear about this term. In a DNS system, we can find different domain names that have DNS settings of their own. These settings are what we Read More

What is DNS?

The Domain Name System, or simply DNS, is a naming system used by different devices connected to the Internet. It allows users to connect to different websites using names, for example,¬†google.com. If we didn’t have a Domain Name System, we would need to access websites using IPs, which would be very inconvenient and probably a Read More

Differences between the A and CNAME records

The A records are, together with the CNAME records, the most used ways to point any hostname to a specific IP address or more. While they share a similar function, there are a few differences between them that are important to know. Let’s take a look at this then. First off, an A record is Read More

DNS Records

The following is a list of some of the most common or most used kinds of DNS Records out there. Nowadays there are around 40 active types of records in the DNS system (and around 35 are not used anymore), but only the main ones will be listed here. Type of DNS records There are Read More

Name Servers

The Name Servers are a key part of the DNS system because they can be used to point the traffic of our domain to a specific hosting provider or server. You can find the Name Servers also written as Nameservers, or DNS Servers, and it’s fine, they refer to the same so feel free to Read More