Should DNS be on same server as webserver?
mikel.king at olivent.com
Mon Jul 13 17:11:17 UTC 2009
On Jul 13, 2009, at 12:36 PM, John Almberg wrote:
> The other day, a FreeBSD 'expert' told me that it is important to
> have the DNS server for a domain on the same server as the domain's
> web server. Supposedly, this saves doing tons of DNS look ups over
> the network. Instead, they are done locally.
> This makes sense to me, but I wonder if the performance difference
> is really that significant?
> -- John
If you head down this road you might want to only make it a caching
DNS server, not your primary or secondary for sure. Unless you are
limited on available hardware.
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