What is Power DNS?

Reading Time: 2 minutesPowerDNS (pdns) is an open source authoritative DNS server that works as an alternative to traditional BIND (named) DNS. PowerDNS offers better performance and has minimal memory requirements. PowerDNS also works with many supporting backends ranging from simple zone files to complex database setups as well as various SQL platforms (Mysql, MariaDB, Oracle, PostgreSQL). Continue reading “What is Power DNS?”

Editing DNS Zone Files in WHM/cPanel

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen using custom name servers, it is essential to update the DNS in cPanel/WHM, doing so, is a component of hosting your own DNS. Continue reading “Editing DNS Zone Files in WHM/cPanel”

Migrating Your DNS to Liquid Web

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn order to simplify your website management and to receive speedy DNS support, including restoration of website service during DDoS attacks, we recommend you move your website DNS name server records to Liquid Web. You will still have full control to add and modify your DNS records at any time. There are two critical steps needed to move your DNS to Liquid Web. Continue reading “Migrating Your DNS to Liquid Web”

What is DNSSEC?

Reading Time: 2 minutesDomain Name System Security Extensions or DNSSEC signs DNS Record Sets (RRsets) at each DNS zone level. This allows one to verify the DNS record they are receiving has not been altered. For example, manage.liquidweb.com has these zone levels:
  • Root (.)
  • com, org, net
  • liquidweb
  • Manage
DNS Record Set (RRsets) is a group of records with the same record type, for example all DNS A records are one RRset. Continue reading “What is DNSSEC?”

What are Glue Records?

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What is it?

Glue Records, or Nameserver Glue, relate a nameserver on the internet to an IP address. This relationship is set up at the domain registrar for the main domain on which the nameservers were created. Continue reading “What are Glue Records?”

What are the Liquid Web Name Servers?

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When you host at Liquid Web you can use our DNS servers to manage all of your domains. Even the ones you bought through other registrars.

The Liquid Web Name Servers (NS) are:

ns.liquidweb.com
ns1.liquidweb.com

Continue reading “What are the Liquid Web Name Servers?”

What Are Domains?

Reading Time: 2 minutesDomains create your address on the internet. When you own a domain, you can tell people to go to the URL mysite.com and they will see whatever content you’ve associated with that domain. Every domain name is matched to an IP address and follows the Domain Name System (DNS). Without a domain, every website would only be identified by the IP address. Imagine that instead of typing liquidweb.com into your web browser, you had to remember 67.43.15.214, Liquid Web’s IP address. Now imagine remembering strings of numbers for every website you ever want to visit! Continue reading “What Are Domains?”

Going Live With Your Site in Managed WordPress Portal

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Note: The instructions in this tutorial are for the Managed WordPress portal client, these instructions do not apply if you have a Liquid Web WordPress Server Optimized Template account.
Going live with your site is the last step in the process of migrating your WordPress sites into Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress portal. These instructions are for domains pointed to our DNS. To check where your name servers are pointed to visit this DNS checker and input your domain name.  If your name servers point to ns.liquidweb.com and ns1.liquidweb.com you can continue on the tutorial.  Otherwise, you’ll want to update your A record’s IP with the outside name servers. Continue reading “Going Live With Your Site in Managed WordPress Portal”