What Is a DNS Server, Why Is It Important, and How Does It Work?

We’ve discussed DNS (domain name system) servers in previous articles. Also know as a name server.  As a refresher, we know it has a database of hostnames that link specific public IP addresses. It has special software and communication protocols, and even translates (or resolves) hostnames to IP addresses. One question you might still have…

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What is DNS? What does it do?

According to siteefy.com, there were approximately 341.7 million registered domains as of Q4 of 2021 and 1,591 domain root types (.com, .net, .org, etc.). WOWZA.  While not every registered domain has an associated website, most do. With each site having one to several thousand pages, how does a phone or computer find the correct page…

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