What is DNS?

The DNS, or the Domain Name System, maps domain names to IP addresses and is the glue that holds our modern Internet together. A Brief History of the DNS Thirty years ago, when the Internet was still in its infancy when … Continued

What is a CDN?

A (CDN), or a content delivery network is a system of distributed web servers that are located at geographically unique locations across the globe. Benefits of a CDN CDN’s make your website more reliable, outage resistant, and faster by storing … Continued

DNS for Web Developers

Basic Stuff Everyone Should Know We are going to take a look at how the Domain Name System can be used to help you keep your website online, improve website load times, email delivery, and so much more. Update nameservers … Continued

How the DNS Works

Before we get into how you can use the DNS, we need to understand how the system works. We already know that it maps IP addresses to domain names, but where is this information stored? On nameservers! Name servers store … Continued

Optimize Your Website with DNS

Optimization So far, we’ve only discussed basic website setup using DNS, but DNS does so much more than simply tell users how to reach your site. The system has evolved to become an optimization tool to decrease load times, deliver … Continued