Are You Making These 3 Costly Managed DNS Mistakes?

Are You Making These 3 Managed DNS Mistakes?

1. Not having a backup hosting provider. Do you manage your DNS internally? Do you have a backup hosting provider? If your primary host goes down, a second hosting provider can still divert your traffic to the right place. (Just make sure your offline settings are directed to a different IP address)

2. Not monitoring your DNS for downtime. If your site goes out at 2am, will you know immediately, or will you have to wait until 9am when a customer finally calls in to ask whats up with your website? 5 minutes of downtime isn’t good, let alone hours! With server monitoring, you will get a notification the second something goes wrong with your website. Be sure to monitor your web services with No-IP.

3. Not having failover support. What if your website does go down? So, you get a notification that it is down, but what will you do? If you have failover support, your traffic will automatically be diverted to another IP address, web site, or to a custom web page stored on our servers. When your service comes back up online, we will undo the failover settings and normal operations will continue. Your website won’t miss a beat and your CEO and customers will stay happy. How does the failover service work?

If you are making any of these mistakes, it’s time to think about solutions that will help resolve them. The last thing you want to do is worry about failover support or a backup hosting provider at 2 in the morning when your website is down and your international customers can’t reach your website. Learn more about all of the services that No-IP offers.

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