IPAM: Explained

Have you ever wondered how every device is looking for an Internet connection? And they are so many! This happens daily and all around the world. With the growing number of laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other devices, network management is becoming very complex.

Imagine how time-consuming it is to assign IP addresses or to track them. And network administrators have so many more responsibilities to comply with. It is not a choice to do this manually. In that case, IP address management (IPAM) is very beneficial.

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DNS load balancing: What is It and Why Do You Need It?

What is DNS load balancing all about? Well, the fact is that you can’t allow a web server to overload. If your business website has a slow and faulty network, it will definitely impact the end-user experience. It will cause poor perception of the site and so on to your organization. 

Therefore it is important to implement a load balancing method when you are managing your network.

What is DNS load balancing?

DNS load balancing is a technique for administrating the traffic of a hostname. It is about troubleshooting the distribution of inbound network and application traffic across multiple servers.

Websites with a lot of traffic are operating with many requests from users or clients. For every request, they have to return the exact and correct text, images, video, or application data, all in a fast and safe way.

DNS load balancers are intelligent. First, they use various criteria and examine the traffic. Next, they decide to let the traffic proceed or stop it and redirect it to a different server based on the current packet load or another parameter. 

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How does Anycast DNS work?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is one of the foundations of the Internet, yet most people outside of networking probably don’t realize they use it every day to do their jobs or check their email. Anycast DNS helps using the Internet to be even faster and efficient. Let’s talk about that a little bit more.

What is Anycast DNS?

When you choose Anycast DNS as your routing method, you can establish your IP address in several DNS servers.

Through Anycast, different servers positioned in many geographical locations are capable of answering the query. The closest of them will provide the IP address to the user. 

Also, if one of the DNS servers is down for some reason, the second closest server will receive the request. 

Experience is faster and better with Anycast DNS when we speak about loading time, waiting for a response, etc.

Before we continue, let’s explain a little bit more about what DNS is.

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What is a Web redirect record, and how to use it?

What is it?

The web redirect record can redirect a request for one URL to another URL. It is also known as URL redirect or HTTP forward and is often written as WR record.

You can use it to make a particular web page available on multiple URL addresses.

There are two types of web redirects:

  • 301 redirect. This redirect is permanent. You will be showing that the URL that was before is already gone for good, and this is the new location of the page that the search engines should learn. Eventually, the search engines will forget the previous URL and remember the new one.
  • 302 redirect. This redirect is temporary. It will tell the search engines that they should not forget the URL and just give it some time to get back. During the time the URL is not working, the traffic can be redirected to the main page or to another. If it is a product page, you can direct to a similar one, so you don’t lose sales.

What’s inside a Web redirect record?

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