Whether you are a Shared Hosting customer or you have a server of your own, you should be familiar with the DNS Zone Editor found in HELM. With the standard HELM DNS solution, you would add a site through HELM and it would automatically create all of the necessary DNS records on the DNS server to point your domain to the proper location. Visitors would then be able to put your domain in their browser and start surfing your website.
A standard HELM DNS solution consists of storing your DNS records in a single physical location, which opens the possibility of increased response time and latency issues for visitors depending on their physical location, as well as possible single points of failure for the DNS service. If the datacenter, DNS server or DNS service were to indeed fail, your website will not be operational until the DNS server has been recovered. This could translate into extreme downtime for your business.
When the web user makes a request for a website that is utilizing Server Intellect’s Hosted DNS solution, the Anycast network will seek out the closest DNS Server location with the best response time, ensuring decreased latency and maximum performance.
With Server Intellect’s Hosted DNS solution, your DNS records are stored in redundant DNS Server clusters spread out across the country. In the event of a network or datacenter failure, your website’s DNS will not be affected, as it will be mirrored in at least three redundant locations across the country.