What Is DNS Setup?

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DNS stands for “Domain Name System”.

It’s a system that lets you connect to websites by matching human-readable domain names (like wpbeginner.com) with the unique ID of the server where a website is stored.

Think of the DNS system as the internet’s phonebook.

How do I setup a DNS server?

Windows

  • Go to the Control Panel.
  • Click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
  • Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS.
  • Select the Networking tab.
  • Click Advanced and select the DNS tab.
  • Click OK.
  • Select Use the following DNS server addresses.

What is DNS and why it is required?

DNS (Domain Name Server) is mainly used to convert human meaningful name (domain name) to computer meaningful name (IP address) in Internet. This is because computers can only recognize IP addresses.

What is DNS and how DNS works?

The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet. Humans access information online through domain names, like nytimes.com or espn.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.

What is DNS mean?

Domain Name System

Is changing DNS safe?

Changing your current DNS settings to the OpenDNS servers is a safe, reversible, and beneficial configuration adjustment that will not harm your computer or your network. You can print out this page and write down your previous DNS settings if desired.

How can I reset my DNS server?

To reset the DNS resolver cache, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the “Start” button, then type “cmd“.
  2. Right-click “Command Prompt“, then choose “Run as Administrator“.
  3. Type ipconfig /flushdns then press “Enter“. ( be sure there is a space before the slash)