Dynamic DNS (DDNS) – Why use it?

DDNS or Dynamic DNS is a DNS service that can be useful to many. It is an automatic method for updating IP addresses that saves you from having a banned IP address that you can’t use or a paid static IP address, that might be very expensive.

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5 DNS record types – Quick Guide

Here is a quick guide to easily understand some of the DNS record types. All of them have a different role that is essential for the normal functionality of your Domain Name System (DNS).

SOA record

Start Of Authority record or, for short, SOA record is crucial to explain this record before all of the rest DNS record types. It shows the beginning of the authority DNS zone. This DNS record contains very valuable data for the DNS zone. If you want your network to operate normally without difficulties, this DNS record is a must-have. It points to the primary DNS server. The SOA record keeps the information and contact details about the DNS administrator. It also holds several parameters, for instance, the domain serial number. Note that you should have only one SOA record per DNS zone.

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What is a Secondary DNS Zone?

Implementing the Secondary DNS zone is a great choice to keep a reliable copy of your data. Let’s make things a little bit more clear and explain more about it. 

DNS zone explained.

The DNS server is capable of holding a lot of zones to manage the DNS namespace more accurately. As a piece of that namespace is the DNS zone. It is a section that provides more organized and easy to control DNS components.

In order for your domain to work properly and accurately, you should have to point it to different servers, for example, mail servers, web servers, etc. To complete this task, you have to create multiple DNS records in the DNS zone.

All of your DNS records are going to be stored in the DNS zone. Furthermore, the existence of the Domain Name System is based on that one piece. The reason for this is that every part of it exists in a zone.

A DNS zone can be applicable for .com, example.com, info.example.com. However, if we examine a subdomain as a website on its own, that will need management on its own. This is because the subdomain could require a separate zone.

The DNS zone includes essential information about the DNS records, also contact information about the DNS zone administrator. It also contains zone parameters like Refresh and Retry rate described in the SOA (Start of Authority) record

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SOA record – Why is it important?

There are many different DNS records. Some are very specific. Others are common and exist in any DNS. SOA record is one of these common, always present DNS records. Let’s see what it does and why it is so important to have it!

What is the SOA record?

SOA record is a key DNS record that indicates the start of authority. The authoritative name server (authoritative NS) is the top source of DNS information. It is the first DNS record that a zone file contains and sets the general properties of that zone. It also has more details about the zone transfers like the refresh rate, the retry rate, and who is administrating them (admin email).

Usually, DNS servers work together in a cluster. Those servers need to synchronize their zone file. For this purpose, they need to perform a zone transfer. The SOA works as a control record with a serial number and indicates the latest update. When the secondary servers (slaves servers) see that the number has changed, they will update and get the new data.

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CNAME record – everything you need to know

Now we will check one of the basic DNS records – CNAME. Why do you need CNAME records, how to use them, and are there any alternatives? You are about to find out! 

What is a CNAME DNS record?

CNAME, the “c” stands for “canonical”, and the rest is “name”. You can use it to show that one domain name is just another way of showing another domain (it is an alias for the canonical domain). The canonical means it is the “true” domain name. 

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The best web hosting solution for me – how to choose it?

When you have a business and plan to jump online, there are many critical decisions—the website’s design, logistics, strategy for promoting, and of course, choosing the best hosting solution.

There are a large number of hosting providers. You must know the objectives correctly and, therefore, your business’s real needs. The needs of a blog or portfolio site are very different from those of an e-shop. One will require so much more resources to manage more traffic, media files, etc.

Here you have some useful tips for choosing the best web hosting solution.

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Benefits of using Managed DNS

The DNS is magic, is essential, is the reason why the internet is possible! 

It answers users’ queries of all sorts and finds the real addresses of the sites we love. 

There is no doubt that we need it on a global scale, but do we need it for our websites? Yes! And the easiest way to get it is through a Managed DNS provider. 

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Why do you need DDoS protection?

You need DDoS protection because of the DDoS attacks, duh! With all seriousness, there are intentional cyber-attacks that hackers direct at websites or applications and use different weaknesses of the DNS. Those attacks are known as DDoS attacks, and you need special protection to keep your site afloat when they happen. Cause it is not a question of if, it is a question of when! 

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How to clear space on your Android phone?

Every day, smartphones are more sophisticated. But despite their success, not everybody is interested in having the most innovative and expensive phone every year. 

Those millions of users who happily own useful but less advanced devices suddenly can face the need to download a new app for banking, navigation, or getting video calls. They press the download button, and a message appears “insufficient space”! 

Well, if it’s your case, don’t suffer! You don’t have to buy a new phone in a hurry. Just try to free up space on your Android phone with the following suggestions.

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WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” – latest updates

WordPress, the worldwide popular and open-source content management system (CMS), released its new version, WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”. The name honors William C. Eckstine, an American pop and jazz singer. 

This time, “Eckstine” involved upgrades in three critical areas: security, search, and speed. So let’s see what is new on it!

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