How can I use Google DNS for my website?

rishi August 22, 2011
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How to change my other DNS server to Google DNS for my website?

  1. Jeffery Fabish
    August 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    If you actually host the server you can change your DNS settings at /etc/resolv.conf (Linux). You can add Google DNS there (Primary: 8.8.8.8, Secondary: 8.8.4.4). I use OpenDNS for my website however it's rather low traffic. I imagine on a high traffic website, Google (or any other competent free DNS service) would disallow connections from your server if the requests got too high. 

    If your using a shared host, you most likely won't be able to change your DNS settings. You can typically only changed the DNS server of a dedicated, virtual and self-hosted servers. Your host will usually have their own DNS server which you are forced to use.

  2. James Bruce
    August 22, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I'm nearly 100% sure that this not what Google DNS does. You don't change your website - Google DNS is simply an alternative DNS provider for home users. It still syncs to the same higher level DNS servers everyone else does.

    However, if you *are* looking to speed up DNS requests to your website, I recommend the free cloudflare service (www.cloudflare.com), though you'll need to adjust your domain nameservers to point at cloudflare when requested...