Solved

dns server

Posted on 2014-04-09
9
298 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-09
do I need a dns server? what does it do ? if so is the third party better than free? I have charter communications with up to 30 Mbps speed. I keep hearing about this will it make my speed faster or will I be wasting with it if I buy it. If I do need it how do I go about getting it and setting it up.  Thanks everyone

Basem
0
Comment
Question by:Basem Khawaja
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • +1
9 Comments
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Tony Giangreco
ID: 39989271
If your network is online and it's using Charter Communications, you are already using their DNS server.
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 39989273
If you are simply hosting a service and have no requirement for an AD design there is no need for DNS, truth be told as far as performance and redundancy go you are better off to utilize a public name service than to setup your own.

There is absolutely no advantage I can see weighed against the type of infrastructure in place by most of these larger DNS providers.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jason Watkins
ID: 39989464
DNS resolves computer/web names like "www.google.com" to IP addresses, which is optional in your circumstance. It might speed up your web browsing a little, but not at the expense of setup and maintenance. If you want to customize your DNS experience, you can use a public service like OpenDNS. I use to control which web-sites my kids can access from home.
0
The New “Normal” in Modern Enterprise Operations

DevOps for the modern enterprise offers many benefits — increased agility, productivity, and more, but digital transformation isn’t easy, especially if you’re not addressing the right issues. Register for the webinar to dive into the “new normal” for enterprise modern ops.

 

Author Comment

by:Basem Khawaja
ID: 39989520
so does that mean I do not need one since charter already is providing dns  server. and speed won't improve even if I added an extra one.
0
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason Watkins earned 500 total points
ID: 39989527
I don't think you need one. Unless you have a server running Microsoft's Active Directory service, then it is required.
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 39989528
Exactly, like I said their redundancy and infrastructural capacity would prove to be more beneficial in the long run than the added overhead of your own.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Basem Khawaja
ID: 39989589
Thanks everyone
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Basem Khawaja
ID: 39989592
very smart man
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Jason Watkins
ID: 39989597
thanks
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows Live Photo Gallery and show you various editing filters and touches to photos you can apply. This will be demonstrated using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

838 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question