The Hosterion anycast DNS server location list

  1. Bucharest 1, INES data center
  2. Bucharest 2, M 2 47 data center
  3. Frankfurt, Interxion data center
  4. Paris, Interxion Aubervilliers data center
  5. London 1, Interxion data center
  6. London 2
  7. Amsterdam, Evoswitch data center
  8. New York, Possumtown Road, Piscataway, NJ
  9. Chicago, Elk Grove Village, IL
  10. Dallas, Digital Realty data center
  11. Seattle, 2001 6th Avenue
  12. Los Angeles, CoreSite Data data center
  13. Atlanta, 1033 Jefferson St NW
  14. Silicon Valley, 55 South Market Street, San Jose
  15. Miami, CoreSite data center, 2115 NW 22nd St
  16. Sydney, Equinix SY3
  17. Tokyo, Equinix TY1

What is the DNS service?

The internet is the worldwide network that connects servers (special computers that host and serve websites and other web applications and services) and the customer devices: desktop computers, laptops, tablets and phones. In order for all these devices to be able to communicate, each has an IP address associated, for instance: The IP addresses are similar to the phone numbers.

The DNS service is a critical component of the internet infrastructure.

The DNS service (Domain Name System or Domain Name System) is similar to your phone's contact book, where you store your contacts and their phone numbers. Just as you don't have to memorize all the phone numbers of your friends and collaborators, you don't have to memorize the IP address of the websites you are visiting either. It is enough for you to know the domain name, such as, and the DNS service solves the domain names to IP addresses. Subsequently, the communication is actually carried out between the IP addresses.

The DNS classic service answers to the internet domain name solving requests from a single place. If the DNS server is located in Bucharest, it will respond quickly for the visitors from Romania, but if the visitors are from the USA, the DNS server will respond more slowly as compared to how a DNS server from the USA would respond, if they connected to such a server.

The anycast DNS hosting service solves this problem.

The benefits of the anycast DNS hosting service

  • the websites load more quickly due to the low response time to the DNS request
  • an extraordinary level of redundancy: in case of certain technical failures, the DNS service will continue to operate as long as at least one of the locations is operational
  • the DNS service supports a higher number of visitors sue to the load distribution with DNS requests on several servers
  • increased resistance to cyber attacks targeting the DNS service

How does anycast DNS work?

If, within the classic architecture (called "unicast"), an IP address is associated to a single device, the "anycast" architecture associates the same IP address to more servers connected to the internet. During the communication the connection is done at the closest IP address. Therefore, your website's visitors will connecto to the closest DNS server of Hosterion, ensuring thus the quicker loading of the website and the load distribution with DNS request on several servers installed by Hosterion in important internet connection points in the world.

An essential element of the DNS service response time is the direct connection or via a short route with the most important internet providers. In Romania, Hosterion is directly connected with RDS, the most important internet provider in Romania, via optimized routes with the other major providers, and the connection points and the networks from all the locations have been chosen so as to obtain optimum communication routes.

The DNS recording modifications are performed as before - from the control panel. The internal Hosterion infrastructure ensures the immediate propagation of the modifications on all DNS servers in the world.

How to benefit from the anycast DNS service from Hosterion?

All Hosterion services benefit from free anycast DNS hosting:

If you haven't purchased the domain from us and your website is not hosted by us, but you would like to use our anycast DNS network, then you can do it for a 10€ fee / domain / year, within the limit of one million DNS queries per month.