Everything you should know about DNS
What is nameserver?
Nameservers help connect URLs with the IP address of web servers. Nameservers are an important part of the Domain Name System (DNS), which many people call the “phone book of the Internet”.
Let’s say you want to visit the OneByte homepage. On the surface, this action is simple: you type “onebyte.xyz” into your browser’s address bar and you see the OneByte homepage. Easy, right?
But behind-the-scenes, the high-level process actually goes something like this:
- You type “onebyte.xyz” into the address bar and hit enter
- Your browser sends a request to that domain’s nameservers
- The nameservers respond back with the IP address of the website’s server
- Your browser requests the website content from that IP address
- Your browser retrieves the content and renders it in your browser
To summarise, the phonebook of the Internet is the Domain Name System (DNS). Domain names like espn.com or the new york times.com are used by people to access information online. Through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, web browsers may communicate. In order for browsers to load Internet resources, DNS converts domain names to IP addresses.
What is DNS Template?
- is a predefined format of a DNS zone. Templates can be used to create a specific record configuration and apply it to multiple domains within your account profiles. This saves you the trouble of configuring the same record set across all your domains manually. Any changes made to the template will simultaneously affect all the domains that the template has been applied to.
- Please note that. If you need a slightly different configuration, you can elect to import the records from the template and alter them on a per record or domain basis without affecting the rest of the domains the template is applied to
What is Dynamic DNS?
- Dynamic DNS or DDNS is a feature that allows pointing a domain name to any IP (static or dynamic), keeping DNS records automatically up to date when an IP address changes. So, the domain remains connected to the corresponding server. For example, you have a server at home and host a website on your computer
→ The IP of your computer is also the IP of your website as well as the IP of your network is the IP of your Server
- So, if you don’t set your computer to have a static IP, then each time you reconnect to the Internet, the IP of your computer changes (also your website’s IP changes). As a result, the server cannot recognize your website due to the changing of IP
→ The solution is that you can set up Dynamic DNS for your domain
What is Personal DNS Server?
- Sometimes, it can be called Private DNS servers. Allowing you to register your private nameservers. When you get a Private DNS server, it will be linked with our network and web interface. The Server will be managed and supported by our system administrators and you will be able to manage all your domains via our web interface.
- For example, If you purchased the domain name yourdomain.com, Normally, The IP address of the domain name will point to the hosting provider’s nameserver with some limited features. But what if you have your own nameserver such as ns1.yournameserver.com, ns2.yournameserver.com and you unlock all the features of the domain nameserver. Managing domain names will become easier than ever. At the same time, your brand name is also up to the next level. Everything has your brand name!
NOTE: Once you have your nameservers registered, please do not forget to create the corresponding A records for them in your domain name zone file. This can be done in the DNS or Zone Management menu of your hosting control panel. You might need to contact your hosting company for assistance with setting up the records.