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    DNS servers

    What kind of servers you use if you got DNS-only-servers?

    I am interested how powerful those should be if I use two DNS-only-servers.. I mean bandwidth usage, processor, memory

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    VPS can be a good choice

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    Originally posted by VapoRub
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    2x40 GB SATA RAID1

    Why? I'm a paranoid about sharing . J/K. With your own server you can feel more secure as you are in control of the system. As with raid, if one of the drives die, you will still have on to rely on; however, that does not give you excuses not to have remote backups
    What kind of bandwidth usage do you have per month, and do you have a lot of domains to serve?

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    Well it depends. Bandwidth usage is less than 1 mbit.
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    Originally posted by VapoRub
    Well it depends. Bandwidth usage is less than 1 mbit.
    Ok, but do you really use that server for DNS-only?
    If yes, how much is your total bandwidth usage per month.. 100GB or more?

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    Originally posted by petfut
    Ok, but do you really use that server for DNS-only?
    If yes, how much is your total bandwidth usage per month.. 100GB or more?
    100GB for DNS? No way. How many zones are you hosting? Unless you're moving zones like ZoneEdit then your bandwidth will be substantially lower than 512KB/s.
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    Originally posted by DD-SNC
    100GB for DNS? No way. How many zones are you hosting? Unless you're moving zones like ZoneEdit then your bandwidth will be substantially lower than 512KB/s.
    Well actually I asked this from EV1 and they recommend 2000GB limit servers and were not sure if it is enough.

    I host about 2000 websites.

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    That's a lot. What are you looking to do specifically? If it's only DNS and mail caching that you're trying to achieve, then there are tons of 3rd party options available that would probably be cheaper than a dedicated server.
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    Originally posted by DD-SNC
    That's a lot. What are you looking to do specifically? If it's only DNS and mail caching that you're trying to achieve, then there are tons of 3rd party options available that would probably be cheaper than a dedicated server.
    Well I am not looking for cheap solution, just working one.
    I am rying to setup this kind of system: http://www.cpanelfaq.com/006/98.html

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    That will be DNS clusturing. But 2000 GB will be really a lot of bandwidth. Rather then that it will be advised you to either go for a VPS or you can also look for dedicated server and then add some partitions to it and you can break that in parts for the DNS servers.

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    Originally posted by Gary Brahmi
    That will be DNS clusturing. But 2000 GB will be really a lot of bandwidth. Rather then that it will be advised you to either go for a VPS or you can also look for dedicated server and then add some partitions to it and you can break that in parts for the DNS servers.
    Thank you for your help. I decided to use this kind of system:

    ns1 server: Intel 2,0 GHZ / 1024MB / 2x 40GB Raid1 / 600GB/month
    ns2 server: AMD-Sempron-2200+ / 256MB / 80GB / 10Mbit/s unmetered

    Server are in different locations.
    Now I am starting to build up hosting server system.

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    why did you buy such expensive servers for dns servers?

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    Originally posted by TulipSystems
    why did you buy such expensive servers for dns servers?
    Well, those are not expensive at all and I am looking quality/optimal functionality.

    What would you've bought?

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    Petfut,

    I said 1 mbit because I wanted to have enough for chokes when I do offsite backups. Quality, Reliability, Redundancy comes at a cost
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    Re: DNS servers

    Originally posted by petfut
    What kind of servers you use if you got DNS-only-servers?
    Unless you do massive amounts of lookups or mailing, you'd be fine with a P3-1Ghz or less if you turned off recursive lookups from outside.
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