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Where Should I Host My DNS And Email?

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Two critical pieces for any website or online app are the Domain Name System (DNS) and email. Since these two items are so important for your online site, one question that I would like to see our customers ask is, “Should I host my DNS or email with Rackspace?”

I have seen many customers become frustrated when they have problems with their DNS and email. These issues impact the ability for people to visit your site and communicate with your business. If these services are hosted outside of Rackspace, there is very little that we can do to help get you back up and running. However, if you move your DNS and email over to us, you are able to have those services covered under our umbrella of support. Check out this video to find out more!

Check out Joseph’s previous post where he answers the question, “How do my hosting decisions today affect tomorrow?”  You can also see the entire list of Cloud Questions You Didn’t Even Know You Had here.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Joseph Palumbo.

As a founding member of Rackspace's Managed Cloud Support Team, Joseph spends half of his time teaching customers about the Cloud and the other half learning about the Cloud from them. When he's not in meetings, he can be found presiding over cultural happenings around the Rackspace office, discussing support innovation with other 'Fanatics' and wishing paper documents had a built-in search function.


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  • Mike

    The eMail said I could read the article. Watching a video does not qualify as reading. Ask any school teacher.

  • http://gotwww.com Dean Craig

    I would LOVE to host my DNS at Rackspace but I have a question. How many DNS entries can be made for a specific domain? IE: we use subdomains for one of our hosted apps and we need to have MANY DNS records associated with the domain. What is your limit?

    • Bill Felling

      We just moved our DNS to Rackspace, ’cause it’s free – really! We currenty have 100+ domains (including subdomains), some with 100+ records. The limit appears to be 500 domains/subdomains, which is plenty enough for us! Each subdomain is a separate domain, so the limit of entries per domain (if there is one) does not include subdomain entries. We’ve been paying attention, and haven’t noticed any problems. I know, seems too good to be true!

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