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As you log into your internet and when you search something, you’re shown with a result of millions of websites. These websites are hosted and managed by thousands of servers that are located all around the globe. If you want to find a website, this search requires a directory.
Without a directory, it will be impossible to search for websites since the internet is a worldwide phenomenon that cannot be searched through just like that.
DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is the largest database known in the world. This database contains records of every single website that is available on the internet along with its IP address. The data files that tell a web server how to respond to a request by a search browser are known as DNS records.
In computer language, DNS record is known as “mapping files”. When a user sends a request through his server to visit the address of a website, that request is forwarded to the DNS database which then looks it up on its directory and resends the information to the server along with the website’s IP address.
There is a certain language according to which DNS works and that is known as the DNS syntax. Some of them are A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, PTR, NS, SOA, SRV, TXT and NAPTR.
If you are a webmaster or an SEO expert then you must know the importance of understanding the DNS records and its syntax. Once you have decided to launch your website through a hosting service, you will want to know your IP address and the additional services that are provided by the hosting servers. If your service is slow or the refresh rate is lazy, you can ask your hosting servers to help improve this situation.
No website is functional if it is not present in the DNS records. The DNS holds all the necessary information that is needed regarding the performance of a website and its visibility on the search engines.
If a webmaster decides to move on to a better hosting service, the first thing that will happen is that the information regarding its website will be updated on the DNS. No website is operational if it doesn’t have a record on the DNS.