Anycast DNS hosting
The anycast DNS service ensures a faster loading of the web pages and an increased resilience to cyber attacks.
All the web hosting and internet domain services benefit, for free, of anycast DNS hosting.
The location list with anycast DNS Hosterion servers
- Bucharest 1, INES data center
- Bucharest 2, M 2 47 data center
- Frankfurt, the Interxion data center
- Paris, the Interxion Aubervilliers data center
- London 1, the Interxion data center
- London 2
- Amsterdam, the Evoswitch data center
- New York, Possumtown Road, Piscataway, NJ
- Chicago, Elk Grove Village, IL
- Dallas, the Digital Realty data center
- Seattle, 2001 6th Avenue
- Los Angeles, the CoreSite Data center
- Atlanta, 1033 Jefferson St NW
- Silicon Valley, 55 South Market Street, San Jose
- Miami, the CoreSite data center, 2115 NW 22nd St
- Sydney, Equinix SY3
- Tokyo, Equinix TY1
What is the DNS service?
the Internet is the worldwide network that connects servers (special computers hosting and serving websites and other web applications and services) and the customers' devices: office computers, laptops, tablets and phones. In order for these devices to be able to communicate, each one has an IP address associated, for instance: 188.8.131.52. The IP addresses are similar to the telephone numbers.
The DNS services is a critical component of the internet infrastructure.
The service DNS (Domain Name System) is similar to your phone book, where you store your contacts and their phone numbers. Just as you don't have to keep in mind all your friends' and collaborators' telephone numbers, you don't have to keep in mind the IP address of the websites you are visiting. It is enough for you to know the domain name, such as hosterion.com, and our DNS service solves the domain names to IP addresses. Subsequently, the communication takes place actually between the IP addresses.
The DNS classical service responds to the internet domain name solving queries from a single place. If the DNS server is located in Bucharest, it will provide a fast response to the visitors in Romania, but if the visitors are from the USA, the DNS server will respond slower than it would if connected to a DNS server in the USA.
The service anycast DNS hosting solves this problem.
The benefits of the anycast DNS hosting service
- the websites load faster due to the reduced response time regarding the DNS queries
- un extraordinary redundancy level: in case of 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 due to the loading distribution with DNS queries on several servers
- increased resilience to the cyber attacks directed towards our DNS service
How does anycast DNS operate?
If in the classical architecture (called "unicast") an IP address is associated with a single device, the "anycast" architecture associates the same IP address to more servers connected to the internet. And during the communication the connection is carried out at the closest IP address. Therefore, the visitors of your website will connect to the closest DNS server of Hosterion, thus ensuring a fastest loading of the website and the loading distribution with DNS requests on more servers that Hosterion has installed in important internet connection points worldwide.
An essential element in the response speed of the DNS service is the direct connection or the connection through the shortest path possible to the most important internet providers. In Romania, Hosterion is directly connected to RDS, the most important internet provider in Romania, through optimized paths with the other major providers, and the connection points and the networks in all the locations have been chosen so as to obtain the optimal communication routes.
The DNS recording modifications are performed as before - from the control panel. The internal infrastructure Hosterion ensures the immediate propagation of the modifications on all the DNS servers in the world.
How do you benefit from the anycast DNS service from Hosterion?
All the Hosterion services benefit, for free, from anycast DNS hosting:
If you haven't purchased the domain from us and we are not hosting your website, but you wish to use our DNS anycast network, then you can do it for a 10€ cost / domain / year, up to a maximum of one million DNS queries per month.