MyDNS Manager PRO
Are you a Dedicated / Virtual Dedicated customer? Or perhaps you are interested in running your services entirely via Google Apps or on your own home server? Ever wondered if it is possible to set up and manage the service providers for your emails, hosting, databases and third party software easily and elegantly, in the one place?
With MyDNS Manager, you can manage your DNS Zone with us and easily connect your domain to servers and services anywhere in the world.
Example Usage scenarios:
- Redistribute your services and make use of providers across any server on the Internet.
- Establish subdomains by A record or CNAME e.g blog.yourdomain.com.
- Link your customers to an external members-only portal or service.
- Set up an external blog, mailing list software or web application on a subdomain.
- Manage your MX (mail) records.
- Set up Microsoft Exchange on your domain, Message Labs filtering and much more.
What is DNS?
The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like nytimes.com or espn.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.
Each device connected to the Internet has a unique IP address which other machines use to find the device. DNS servers eliminate the need for humans to memorize IP addresses such as 192.168.1.1 (in IPv4)
How does DNS work?
The process of DNS resolution involves converting a hostname (such as www.example.com) into a computer-friendly IP address (such as 192.168.1.1). An IP address is given to each device on the Internet, and that address is necessary to find the appropriate Internet device – like a street address is used to find a particular home. When a user wants to load a webpage, a translation must occur between what a user types into their web browser (example.com) and the machine-friendly address necessary to locate the example.com webpage.
In order to understand the process behind the DNS resolution, it’s important to learn about the different hardware components a DNS query must pass between. For the web browser, the DNS lookup occurs “ behind the scenes” and requires no interaction from the user’s computer apart from the initial request.