Should DNS be on same server as webserver?

Mikel King mikel.king at
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.

Mikel King
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