Monday, August 20, 2007

What is DNS?

If you have a web site, I am sure you have heard of the term DNS used quite often. DNS stands for Domain Name Server/System/Service and it is a service that translates the alphanumeric characters in a domain name to an IP address. Since the Internet is based on IP Addresses, the DNS converts the address a user types, such as, to its IP address (
When you are switching web hosting providers you generally have to change your DNS information from one host to another. This is a common practice and it is not quite difficult. In many cases the web hosting providers will actually change the DNS information for you if you are unable to do so.

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