What is a DNS Server?
DNS stands for Domain Name System and is comparable to a phone directory for the internet.
A DNS server is a computer server containing a directory of fully-qualified domain names (FQDN) and the corresponding public IP addresses for that domain.
A fully-qualified domain name is a hostname, a domain name, and a top-level domain (TLD) if the format of hostname.domain.tld, and is used as a human-friendly way to identify devices/computers on the internet to communicate with.
DNS servers translate domain names into their IP addresses, eventually letting you view the web content you want to access. We explain this process in the section below.