We are writing this article on DynDNS Service in easy language. We are avoiding technical matters to make it understandable to the most. We are not going to discuss about Anycast network or points of presence (PoPS).
DynDNS Service is Almost Certified by Google. DynDNS & WordPress Has to Do With Proper Crawling. DynDNS Alternatives are Also Discussed. Google bots possibly can not properly crawl with all DNS Providers. There may be some reason why Google hugely praise DynDNS. The crawl matter is an assumption but DynDNS & WordPress on Cloud Server setup actually a good to have combination. We have guide on Dynamic DNS or DDNS, Cloud DNS, why recursive DNS should not be used etc. topics. Dyn DNS follow almost all the Standards as written in RFC. Reading their documentation may feel very irritating due to academic style writing with the mention of the RFC Standards. The story from server’s IP to domain to client is easy :
BuddyNS inquired server c.root-servers.net., which delegates zone com to:
BuddyNS inquired server a.gtld-servers.net, which delegates zone thecustomizewindows.com to:
How many servers we need to pass to reach
thecustomizewindows.com? (1) where it is hosted (2) root server (3) DNS Server.
How many servers we need to pass to reach
IP of thecustomizewindows.com? (1) where it is hosted (2) root server
DynDNS & WordPress on Cloud : Why Not Web Host’s Free DNS Service?
In most cases, Web Host’s free DNS service has no Service Level Agreement! If you ever used your own DNS service, you definitely know how much extra query reach to the domain. If that part is not properly managed, DDoS is obvious both on IaaS and PaaS. We deliberately discussed DDoS Protection Services for IaaS and separate DDoS Protection Services for IaaS separately. Basically, Web Host’s free DNS services are probably more restrictive and firewall policies are not “customized” by any human for a given domain. It is somewhat our conclusion from experiences. You’ll see that, when we search with some keyword on Google Web Search, some websites using free CloudFlare often throws a challenge webpage out of false positive. What exactly happens with Web Host’s free DNS service, that is not known. It is impossible to redirect some traffic for making money.
After switching to any good premium DNS, your AdSense earning, traffic may slightly get increased. Web Host’s free DNS service is like using the Shared Servers. More money you’ll spend, DNS servers will have managed level, towards dedicated resources etc.
Another thing we discussed is ANAME record. DNS Made Easy is for that ANAME record. In other words, if we wanted to talk about PaaS hosted WordPress, possibly we would talk about DNS Made Easy, not DynDNS.
When we are talking about $7/month 6GB VPS service for the advanced users, adding a premium DNS service sounds ridiculous. Is not it? No. That is we have separate topic on Dedicated Server versus Cloud Server/VPS discussion in the context of WordPress. These “Original Service Providers” are not going to tolerate DDoS, Bad Traffic etc.
In very short, advanced users need a Standard DNS service for :
- Changing the IP address of server faster
- Having a clear SLA from DNS provider
- Positive effect on Performance, Page Loading Speed etc.
- Control of DDoS when it is really needed
When Google Public DNS was launched, Google wrote in their documents under What it is and isn’t :
Google Public DNS is not a third-party DNS application service provider, such as DynDNS, that hosts authoritative records for other domains.
DynDNS & WordPress on Cloud : Pricing Factors & Known Problems
Pricing DynDNS is based on tracking the 95% of your traffic (read DNS Overages & Using The 95th Percentile Burstable Billing Model from their website), and they lets you spike for a few days for free, but if you spike for say 72 hours as an example or more you pay for maximum 95% QPS registered during the entire month. You may accidentally leave your TTL short because you did maintenance and wanted to have 1 minute TTL to be able to switch to the new load balancer. In very short – lower TTL means use DDNS else use their recommended TTL.
Dyn has $5/month and $30/month service. 1,000,000 queries per month is allowed in $5/month charge. $30/month service is for 5 times more usage. It is probably not cost effective. Some users have the complain of continuing billing despite discontinuation of service.
DynDNS is not the fastest DNS service provider. It is forth among all the DNS service providers. This comparison is from SolveDNS (November 2015):
Except Dyn, only NSOne is in front who provides DNS Service. DNS by Microsoft is cheapest but has no SLA, no managed level. Who is this NSOne? NSOne is free up to ½ million USD queries/month. Next is $200/month.
Keep in mind that, data changes. DynDNS lacks Geographical redundancy (which is bad).
DynDNS & WordPress on Cloud : Alternative
Cloudflare – Most known.
Rage4 – 15€/month with dedicated IP.
DNS Made Easy – We are not talking about PaaS.
Microsoft – No SLA. You wanted cheap. That is cheap but fast.
That is why CloudFlare and DynDNS almost has monopoly. According our theory, few bigger companies usually has one single owner hiding behind. Volkswagen Group owns almost all the Automobile brands.