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Do's and Don'ts of DNS Hosting


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How to get the most out of your DNS host. Learn how to vet your service providers and get the services you require.

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Do's and Don'ts of DNS Hosting

  1. 1. DO DON'T HOW TOgetthemostoutofyour DNS HOST COMPARE BUNDLE Break down all of your requirements It's tempting to put all your eggs in one basket and bundleand see which provider will give you what you need without breaking the bank your web hosting with your DNS. The problem is, when one goes down, so does everything else. RESEARCH SETTLE Do your due diligence and Don't settle for bare bones DNS. While research your providers. What's their uptime history? What DDoS services do they use? How many PoP's do they have? you might get access to a massive global network, you're still lacking the innovative software and features required to route your traffic. ASK WAIT If you don't see exactly what you DNS management is not a backup plan. need, ask your DNS host if they'd be willing to build it. Many features actually stem from user requests. It's the first step for optimizing your network performance. DNS is more than just staying online, rather it's the core of your online presence. INTEGRATE GET STUCK Look for integrated monitoring with Have you checked to see if your host is your managed DNS provider. Because what's the point of having full control over your network if you can't monitor the effects? regularly pushing out new features? You don't want to get stuck with a provider who isn't growing. Look for a host who isn't just following industry trends, but establishing them. CHECK THE FAQS BE MISLED What's their support system like? Do Some hosts will try to bog you down they offer free web support or a self-help knowledge base? Is phone support included or pay as you go? with sales pitches and tell you "exactly what you need". Do your own research, and determine what's the right solution for your needs. GO BEYOND GET TRAPPED Look for new ways to route your If you're a growing company, then you query traffic. Go beyond just making backup plans, and start using Geo routing features to optimize your DNS traffic. From load balancing to traffic direction, there are many different ways to take back control over your network. need a service that is willing to grow with you. Look for services that are either pay as you go, have scalable add-ons, or flexible pricing tiers.