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June, 2010

  • 7 June

    5 Indispensable DNS Tools

    1. Traceroute – With this quick tool, you can trace the network path from your server to any destination, including your house. If you ever have connection problems with your website or server, this tool may give you clues. 2. IP Whois – Find out what a website’s true IP …

February, 2010

  • 22 February

    What is CNAME?

    Question: What is CNAME? Answer: A CNAME or Canonical Name record is a type of record found in DNS that allows the user to specify an alias for a domain name. For example, you can create an alias of domain1.com with domain2.com. More typically, however, it is used to create …

  • 15 February

    DNS Evaluation with intoDNS

    Part of managing a server or even a single website is making sure the DNS is sound and in compliance with established networking and Internet standards. While you can evaluate each of your DNS entries manually, there are many services out there that make evaluation very easy. One such service …

  • 10 February

    How to setup Google Apps DNS records in cPanel

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    Google Apps is a cloud computing suite of services that includes web-based email, documents, and other services. Unlike standard Gmail, you can use it with your own domain (i.e. instead of yourname@gmail.com, you would have yourname@yourdomain.com). To setup your domain to use this service in cPanel, you need to edit …

September, 2009

  • 7 September

    Using DNS Records: A, CNAME, and MX

    Sometimes managing a domain involves more than simply pointing the nameserver entries to your new web host’s servers. You might also need custom DNS records. For example, if you use cloud services, such as Google’s e-mail and applications services, you will need to configure your DNS records. Three common record …

  • 1 September

    Free DNS Tools for Web Hosting

    Inevitably, there are times when you need to do troubleshooting of your web and email services, or you simply need to make sure all of your network services are operating correctly. For years, I have relied on one free service to handle most of my DNS needs. It is called …