What is DNS? DNS or Domain Name System hosting is where you have a list of records for how the internet can use your domain name. You also have your website’s IP address (a string numbers used to identify a device) or A records in your DNS hosting.
To illustrate, if you type in a domain name on your browser, let’s say yahoo.com, your computer will quickly look up your DNS hosting and ask it where the server of yahoo.com is. The DNS then gives your computer the correct IP address so it can display yahoo’s website.
The same goes for emails.
It will look up the DNS hosting and kind of go, “The email server is over here so we send the email through this route.”
Aside from the IP address, DNS could also include domain verifications and SPF records which tell the internet that it’s cool to send the emails from a different server.
That means if you have a mail chimp account, you put an SPF record in your DNS hosting that says it’s cool for mail chimp to send emails on your behalf.
That’s essentially what it is.
We recommend using Cloudflare DNS hosting. It’s free and it’s super fast. It also has a few added benefits such as keeping track of potential threats and blocking them, optimizing files among others.
But what’s more important is it makes it really easy for us to move your website from one server to another server really quickly with no downtime.