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Overview

DNS, or domain name system, is the component of the Internet that translates hostnames (which are easily remembered by humans) into IP address (numeric values such as 207.32.181.140 for IPv4 or 2607:f8b0:4006:800::100e for IPv6) that computers need to correctly address and route Internet traffic. This system exists so that users can type an address such as www.interworx.com in their browser, and reach computer-readable number addresses. Large DNS servers for this purpose are generally provided by an end user’s ISP or perhaps a large public DNS such as Google DNS or OpenDNS. These large DNS servers, however, still need to be able to access DNS information quickly and easily so that the average Internet user can reach newly-created websites that you will be hosting on your InterWorx server. As a result, InteWorx provides an integrated DNS server so that you can create, edit, and maintain DNS information for any number of websites (typically this will be those that are hosted on your servers). This guide is for the system administrator who already understands the basics of DNS and wishes to understand the specifics of implementation of DNS on your InterWorx server.
For a more in-depth introduction to DNS and how it works, you may want to visit the Wikipedia entry on DNS at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System.
InterWorx has three main pages for interaction and control of its DNS server.
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