Load balancing refers to different distribution techniques that help spread workload and traffic across various servers in a network.
The analogy is straightforward: the more hands working on the job, the faster the job gets done. With regards to computer networks, load balancing increases overall computing efficiency, minimises downtime, and raises overall performance.
Global load balancing is based on the same principle, but its implementation is not limited to a local network. Instead, the workload is distributed globally instead of across just one data center. Global load balancing offers both disaster recovery benefits and enhanced traffic management to optimise site or application performance.
DNS is like a phone book for the Internet. If you know a person’s name but don’t know their telephone number, you can simply look it up in a phone book. DNS provides this same service to the Internet.
When you visit a site in a browser, your computer uses DNS to retrieve the website’s IP address. Without DNS, you would only be able to visit a website by visiting its IP address directly.
DNS management is the service that allows domain name owners to manage the way their DNS records are stored. This means they can choose which servers are hosting specific parts of their website, transferring services from one server to another in order to get the most efficient setup for your site or app.
As most sites are hosted by several servers, having this kind of DNS control is essential for best function.