What are DNS Servers?

Every computer connected to our network and the internet has an IP (internet protocol) address.

These addresses are similar to your house’s postcode in that it’s the address where a computer can be found on a network (internet or a home/private network, such as a company intranet). On their own they’re a bit confusing. You wouldn’t really know where BS5 6AG is, for example.

A DNS (domain name system) server gives the computer’s IP address a more easily remembered name, such as bristolwireless.net instead of xxx.xxx.xx.xxx.

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