Better Server Hosting Network Naming Schemes

It might be fun to name your networked servers something like “hiveship1” and “hiveship2”, but even if you do have some fun with it, you should still make sure you have a good naming system and stick to it. What follows are a few tips for server and network naming.
Hostname (also A record) – This […]

Back to Basics #13: Basic DNS Zone Editing

DNS is one of the most important features of your server. It is what connects your server’s true identity, its IP address, to its human-readable name, also known as its domain name. In order to add domains, sub-domains, or mail server addresses, you need to edit DNS zone entries for your domains. Using a web-based […]

5 Invaluable DNS Tools

You can do everything right with your dedicated server’s configuration, security, and maintenance and still experience problems that seem to be beyond your control. Many networking issues, some beyond your control and some not, are easily detectable if you have the right tools for the job. The following 5 DNS tools can help you get […]

A Quick Guide to DNS Lookup

DNS lookup is a good tool for general domain inquiries, server testing, and for following security leads. It is easy to do, and most Linux and Unix dedicated servers come with the commands you need. All you have to do is log on via SSH and get started.
The first command you can use […]

DNS Records and Their Meanings

DNS or Domain Name System gives the Internet its identity. Every website URL and email address is linked to an IP address, and DNS is the system that translates the IP into a domain.
When you setup DNS zone records on your server, there are various types you will encounter:
A – An A record is […]