Re: question about dns server at home
I would like to ask questions about DNS servers:
1) What is needed to host my own domain name at home? Do I need 2
static public ip? Or just one? If I need 2, do I need 2 dsl
The absolute minimum is to have 1 static IP to host a DNS zone. But,
most registrars won't register your zone if you don't have two DNS servers.
It's a matter of good practice to have two servers preferably in
different networks (so if one network is down, your whole DNS zone
2) Does it consume many resources?
DNS server hosting one zone only? Depends on the frequency of querying.
But sohouldn't be very much.
Is the access to my web server
faster or slower if I host my domain name in it than having others
Shouldn't be much of a difference. Can make a difference only in the
first step of the process of connecting, when client resolves the name
to IP. All further activity is done without this step, so it shouldn't
Resume: is hosting my domain name a good idea? Or just simply stupid?
Depends on what you need.
Hosting your own zone by yourself gives you more ease when you want to
change anything within the zone. But needs more resources than simply
leaving it to third-party.
BTW, good providers can often set up a secondary name server for your
zone on their servers, so you actualy need only one server.