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DNS
We continue looking at less commonly used DNS records, but we also look at the soon to be common AAAA record which is merely the IPV6 version of an A record. Before that, we will first examine the SRV and the rare DNAME records. The SRV extended DNS record SRV records are DNS entries that […]
Most of us who have hosted or registered a domain, are familiar with the regular DNS record entries. The A, MX, NS and CNAME records are used on a daily basis and are familiar to most Systems Administrators. SOA records, while a bit less familiar, are also present in every DNS zone as they define the […]
VPS options, benefits and features
VPS
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, and it refers to a hosting environment which replicates the features and characteristics of a dedicated server. The VPS hosting environment is shared with other users, but each user receives a separate portion of the environment. This allows businesses and individuals to host files on the internet, without having […]
How to set up Reverse DNS
As the name implies, Reverse DNS is the inverse of normal (forward) DNS. DNS (Domain Name Service) translates a human readable URL or domain name into an IP address for the computer to read. Reverse DNS is useful when you have an IP address and need to find the domain name. A Reverse DNS query […]

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