The Domain Name Server plays an important role in making Internet traffic possible. A DNS server is part of a global network of servers that translate host names, like www.real-time.com, into numerical IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, like 22.214.171.124, which computers on the Net use to communicate with each other. This allows us to use easy to memorize or intuitive URLs and e-mail addresses instead of a long string of numbers.
The advantage of having your own DNS server is it can process requests for traffic on your internal network without having to rely on another DNS server outside of your network. All the traffic is localized on your secure and internal network. Basically, this is a security feature because your LAN is essentially "hidden" from the outside world.
Real Time's DNS Servers run on Linux, giving them the stability and reliability everyone needs. It's also very cost effective because, like other Linux servers, a Linux DNS server can run on less expensive hardware than other operating systems.
As part of the installation, Real Time will also configure the server to your needs and specifications while keeping security as a top priority. Since it is built and designed in house, the server can be completely customized.
Don't hesitate to contact us at (952) 943-8700 with any questions about this or any other Real Time server.