I want to move to TP and I have to move my DNS entries to new location too because the current DNS server (in Czech rep.) is very slow. It took sometimes 3 sec. to get IP from it.
I'm just wonder if I can place DNS server on the same machine where webs will be.
The current traffic is about 70.000 pages served/day on 8 websites.
Will it be fast enough to run them (DNS and 8 Webs ) on the same machine ?
Yes, you can run your own DNS without any problems performance wise. However DNS is a distributed database. It can run just with one server (yours), but the standards recommend at least two servers located on different subnets.
I use DNS Made Easy for my DNS. I used them for last two years without any problems. And the price is right, too - $29.95 a year for 50 domains. Cannot really beat that.
Zoneedit is a service I used before I moved to DNS Made Easy. They are dependable also, but quite expensive. I moved over solely based on price.
Before Zoneedit I used Granite Canyon free service. The DNS resolved fine all the time, but updates were very slow (just once a day back then) and the management interface was more down than up.