Posts Tagged ‘Domain Name System’
What is DNS Propagation and Why is it Important?
As a small business owner, you might be wondering what this DNS propagation thing is all about. You have heard the overly technical people talking about it or you may just be blissfully unaware that it even exists. DNS propagation refers to the time it takes for changes to your website’s DNS records to spread…Read More
Why Do We Need DNS Servers?
When you type a domain name (e.g., www.microsoft.com) into the address bar on a browser, such as Firefox or Edge, it finds the website by communicating with a specific type of server known as a domain name system (DNS) server. The browser sends out a DNS query a DNS server answers it. ORDER UP! Wait,…Read More
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 known 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…Read More