What is Domain Name Server ?

What is DNS?

 DNS, which stands for domain name system, controls your domain name’s website and email settings.
Mapping of Name to an IP address, its like taking attendance in a call but with roll number instead of names but professor knows whose number maps to a name of student.
When visitors go to your domain name, its DNS settings control which company’s server it reaches out to. If you change those settings to another company IP address, visitors will reach that company when they use your domain name.

DNS can be confusing. It’s made up of many different elements which control different aspects of your domain name.

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[tab title=”Nameserver”] Nameservers “point” your domain name to the company that controls its DNS settings. Usually, this will be the company where you registered the domain name.

[tab title=”A Record”] A Records point your domain name to an individual server using an IP address. Like www.example.com might have IP @

You can also use A Records to point subdomains (for example subdomain.coolexample.com) to a server’s IP address.

Every domain name has a primary A Record called “@,” which controls what your domain name does when some visits it directly. [/tab]

[tab title=”Zone File”] Zone Files are simply the files that store all of your domain’s DNS settings. Your domain name’s Zone File is stored on the company’s nameserver.[/tab]

[tab title=”CNAME”] CNAMEs point your subdomains to another server using a server name. Unlike A Records, CNAMEs cannot use IP addresses.Most domain names have many CNAMEs. [/tab]

[tab title=”MX Record”] MX Records point your domain name’s email to its email provider.[/tab]



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