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The DNS server is an easy and light service that can run on most machines. Cloud Servers Intel Xeon Gold 3. Installing a DNS server requires a domain zone. You need to create a private network in your personal account and connect virtual machines to it. After the machine is connected to both of the networks, it is important to remember which connection needs to be configured. Usually, a network adapter is setup by default from the very beginning with an access to the Internet. At the same time other additional network adapters have no Internet access until the configuration is performed manually:. By hovering the cursor over the network icon in the system tray, you can find a tooltip with brief information about networks. Following the example above, you can see that the joined network is Network 3. Here, the machine is assigned as the preferred DNS server, and the alternate is assigned as dns.
In order for computers to communicate with each other over the internet, all participants in the network have a unique address: Through IP addresses, clients know exactly which servers they should address. But no user can be expected to memorize the numerical sequence of the address, so instead, domain names are used. To do this, clients first have to query one or more DNS servers before they get the correct address. This can cost valuable time. Therefore, it can be useful to speed up the internet connection by setting up a dedicated DNS server. A Raspberry Pi, the small but many-sided computer, provides a good base for this. The domain name system helps you to find your way around in networks based on IP addresses. In the address line of your browser, you usually enter a domain like www. For communication via the internet, computers use either IPv4 or IPv6 addresses.
To route traffic for your domain name, such as example. You can manage the DNS records of your domain using the registrar where you registered your domain, or you can manage them using Lightsail. We recommend that you transfer management of your domain's DNS records to Lightsail. This allows you to efficiently administer your domain and compute resources together in one place—Lightsail. You can create up to three Lightsail DNS zones. If you require more than three DNS zones, because you manage more than three domain names, we recommend using Amazon Route 53 to manage the DNS of all of your domains. You can use Route 53 to route traffic for your domain to your Lightsail resources. After transferring management of your domain's DNS records to Lightsail, you will continue to manage renewals and billing for your domain at your domain's registrar. Because of this, you should keep the DNS records of your domain in place at your domain's current DNS hosting provider while the transfer of management to Lightsail propagates.