What is DNS hosting?
DNS hosting, also known as managed DNS, is an advanced DNS service that helps you improve the security, performance, and reliability of your site by letting you control your DNS settings. With this service, you can maintain full control of your websites by administering changes and settings for all of your domain names.
With DNS services, your domain name's DNS information is distributed to various servers around the world. Your visitors' connectivity time is decreased significantly when they search for your website because the close servers deliver a faster online response.
Why do I need a DNS service?
DNS hosting makes it easy to control your domain name's DNS settings and maintain a reliable, secure website. Whether you have one domain name or 1,000 domain names, Our DNS service has a feature that will benefit you.
With a DNS service like our DNS, slow DNS connectivity and "website not found" errors are significantly decreased. We want to make sure your website visitors find you, which is why our managed DNS service guarantees 99.99% DNS resolution uptime.
How long does it take for the DNS to propagate?
When controlling the DNS records of your domain name, changes to the records require a period of time before the new records can be recognised by the intended servers. The amount of time taken for new records to be recognised by the relevant servers is also known as the propagation period. Propagation may take up to 48 hours for changes to be recognised.
What are DNS Records?
DNS Records are the individual records held on the Name Servers assigned to a domain name which specify where different traffic for the domain name should be directed. For example, if you have a website your domain names Name Servers should hold 'A' Records for both www.yourname.co.za and yourname.co.za (without the www) that point to the IP Address of the web server where your website resides.
How does a name server work?
When a domain name is entered into a Web browser, a name server looks through its records for that domain name and then points the browser to the server that contains the requested website.
Can I use the @ symbol in my DNS records?
No, you cannot. On some DNS systems, the @ symbol can be used instead of the actual domain name however the Freeparking DNS editor does not support the @ symbol.