You want to know what a DNS server is and what DNS does? Quite simply, DNS is what makes the Internet work. Seriously!
Imagine going to Facebook by typing in the IP address in your browser. Obviously that’s not going to work. It’s not very memorable, and can you see people using IP addresses in advertising?
Instead, you type facebook.com into your browser, and voila! Behind the scenes a complex network of DNS servers secretly sends you to that very same IP address, but without having to remember it or even know of its existence.
DNS stands for Domain Name System. As you can imagine, if this system goes down, we have a big problem on the Internet, so it has to be very robust. That’s what we specialize in at Total Uptime. We have a cloud network that helps businesses ensure that the DNS for their websites never stops working.
You can learn more by reading some of the articles below or exploring our website!
In the early days of the Internet, humans and other computers located the few massive interconnected computers the same way: by their numeric Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Soon, the impracticality of memorizing all these numbers became obvious and a rudimentary naming scheme was developed. A central repository of names and their associated IP addresses was […]
When designing an IT DRP (Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan), businesses need to seriously consider the services that they offer internally and externally in order to determine which are the most important to the success of their organization. Rather than taking the approach of “everything must remain online”, which can be extremely costly and oftentimes […]
Running a high-availability hosted DNS Server Service is not a trivial task. DNS is vital to the operation and success of the Internet yet it is an often-overlooked component that is usually taken for granted. What seems so simple on the surface can create so many issues when it malfunctions. Using a Free DNS Service Most small […]
DNS is the critical first link in a Website’s ability to load quickly for its users. Cloud solutions don’t mean much if your DNS system isn’t giving you great performance and the level of granulized control you need. High performance and granular control have always been focal points for our business here, and the existing demand […]