ANSWERED: How Does My Computer Find a Website?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How Registrars, DNS Servers, and Web Servers Work Together One of the most common questions that arise when migrating customers from one hosting company to another is a variation on this subject. Most people are unaware of the multistage process that occurs between them typing in (for example) and the web page being displayed… Read more »

HOW TO: Using dig(1) to Find DNS Time to Live (TTL) Values

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The dig(1) command is a handy DNS information and troubleshooting tool. It can be used to grab a host or domain’s TTL (time to live) values. This information can be critical to planning a DNS cut over, and how long to leave the old server on. In most circumstances I’d recommend running a low (5… Read more »

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