DNS and why does it matter?
DNS – domain name system is a marvelous invention. It makes it easy for all of us to enter our favorite addresses on the web. We don’t need to remember thousands of IP numbers of all websites that we use; we simply write the domain name and the DNS magically matches our text with the associated IP and show us the result.
Own DNS servers or managed DNS?
Own DNS servers
First, let’s investigate the option of creating and using our DNS servers.
There are few advantages and disadvantages that we would like to share with you.
An obvious benefit of such a move is the control. You are the administrator and you can set values and change parameters, making changes is easier and faster than outsourcing it to another company.
You can have more option in your interface in comparison with a managed DNS of another company. If you have enough knowledge this can be very useful but, in another hand, if you are not so familiar with managing servers, it can be confusing.
One apparent problem is the additional administrative work. You must make sure the servers work correctly and to be updating your knowledge regularly on how to protect it from new vulnerabilities. This extra activity is very time-consuming.
You need to be checking all the time for DDoS attacks and prevent them. You don’t want your servers to be down.
And now let’s see why you could be more interested in using managed DNS servers.
Managed DNS servers
Giving the task of managing your DNS to another company has its benefits. You will be liberated of most of the administrative tasks and the constant worry that your servers can go down. Using a provider like us – ClouDNS, you can enjoy the following benefits:
Infrastructure based in the cloud
Our DNS servers are cloud-based, which gives you the ability to monitor live the DNS zones status at the different locations. Adding extra DNS resources is possible anytime and instantly. After you set up your zones, our system will easily synchronize across all points of presence (POPs) simultaneously.
Professional DNS tools and features
We offer many professional instruments and features for Primary, Secondary and Reverse DNS. Additional to all the types of DNS records that we provide, you can benefit from Web Forwarding, E-mail Forwarding, Domain parking, Dynamic DNS, HTTP REST API, DNS statistics and more!
It is quite hard to protect your domain name/names from SPOF (Single point of failure). We have long experience working with DDoS Mitigation companies. We offer extra service of DDoS Protected DNS. Like this your website, application or game server can be adequately protected.
With ClouDNS you can decide what you need and choose exactly: how many and what types of servers do you need, where would you like your servers to be located, and whether you want a DDoS protection or not.
Now that you know more about the topic of managed DNS vs. own DNS, you can choose easier. Would you try on your own or you prefer to trust an experience DNS provider who will manage and administrate your DNS servers?
You can choose a Premium DNS plan from here and start your 30-day completely free trial (no credit card required) or sign up for a free account and test for yourself.
Hi, I’m Martin Pramatarov. I have two degrees, a Technician of Computer Networks and an MBA (Master of Business Administration). My passion is storytelling, but I can’t hide my nerdish side too. I never forgot my interest in the Hi-tech world. I have 10 years and thousands of articles written about DNS, cloud services, hosting, domain names, cryptocurrencies, hardware, software, AI, and everything in between. I have seen the Digital revolution, the Big migration to the cloud, and I am eager to write about all the exciting new tech trends in the following years. AI and Big Data are here already, and they will completely change the world!
I hope you enjoy my articles and the excellent services of ClouDNS!