In-Tuition is pleased to announce our new service offering: Premium DNS hosting.
What is DNS?
Domain Name System (DNS) is like the phone book for the internet – translating understandable domain names, such as in-tuition.net, into Internet Protocol addresses such as 188.8.131.52 – which computers use to communicate with each other. When you type a domain name into your web browser, or send someone an email (or most other things with a domain name), at some point the DNS is used to ‘resolve’ the name into an IP address.
When you register a domain name it usually comes with DNS services which are often bundled into the price. Many wouldn’t even realise that the act of registering a domain name is any different to setting up DNS. In fact, there are many advantages to using a dedicated DNS service and it’s not necessary to transfer your domain name in order to do so.
Why a High Quality DNS Service is Important
The speed, security and reliability of your DNS service directly affects the speed and availability of all services linked to your domain name.
- Slow DNS means people visiting your site will experience delays.
- Slow DNS will slow down your website which will negatively affect your Google rankings.
- Unreliable DNS means people won’t be able to view your website or send you emails.
- Insecure DNS means that malicious operators could redirect your website and email service to benefit from your traffic, impersonate your business and defraud your clients.
Critically, if you experience a problem where your DNS service is down and you want to switch to a new provider, you are almost certainly going to have to wait at least 24 hours for the migration to become effective – during this time, if the original provider is down for the entire time, all of your internet services will also be down and there would be few mitigation possibilities. This is due to the way DNS works.
Therefore it’s essential to ensure you are working with a high quality provider or move to one before you experience problems so that your domain can be migrated without downtime or impact to your business.
Features and Benefits of In-Tuition’s Premium DNS Hosting
- Fast and secure DNS servers based in the UK – ensuring speedy response for UK focused websites
- Real-time, instant updates and propagation across all DNS servers
- Errors Autofix – if you host services with us, our DNS Service immediately recognises misconfiguration and let you autofix wrongly configured MX records, SPF, etc.
- Support for advanced record types e.g. SRV, SPF and TXT
- Advanced yet simple to use editor – saves you time and ensures accuracy
- No sneaky business – we’ll never try to trick you into enabling another one of our services just because your editing your domain name
- Works with any domain name registered with any registrar
- Designed for business and mission critical websites
- Support from our knowledgeable engineers
Here’s a glimpse of what it looks like in our Admin Portal:
Resell our Premium DNS Service
Improve your customers’ uptime, website speed and reliability by switching them to our Premium DNS Service. It’s trivial to set-up and the billing is integrated with your existing monthly invoice.
To add DNS hosting or edit an existing hosted domain:
- Login to https://your.in-tuition.net.
- Select DNS Hosting by clicking “Provision DNS Hosting Now”
- Follow onscreen instructions to complete.
Other Services You Can Also Resell
In addition to our new DNS offering, we also provide Zimbra Email Hosting, Email Security, WordPress Hosting and SSL Certificates. We offer a high quality service to your customers all managed by us – all you need to do is simply sign up and start selling today!
Have a question? Reach out to us on Twitter @intuitionnet.
Thanks for reading!Posted on December 18th, 2018 and last modified on January 9th, 2019.