LearnPointHQ: Super Easy DNS Hosting

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writes on May 24, 2011

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When it comes to managing DNS, I get super frustrated by the tools that GoDaddy, Namecheap, and most of the other registrars provide. Their tools are normally super slow and hard to work with. Ugh. Because of those downsides to using registrars for DNS hosting, I had been on the lookout for a great DNS host for a while when I found PointHQ.

I’ve been gradually moving domains for different personal projects over to them as I’ve needed to make DNS edits. PointHQ does an outstanding job of walking you through the setup process, and their interface is lightning fast. There hasn’t been any noticeable downtime in the 6 months or so that I’ve been using their service. The fact that they host the first 10 domain names for free is pretty awesome too!

We don’t host DNS with PointHQ for Carsonified, and I haven’t reviewed them for speed and other considerations that I would make when hosting a serious web app, but for side projects and normal sites, I think they’re great. Go check them out!

PointHQ didn’t pay me (or Carsonified) to write this. I just geniunely love their service and want everyone to know about it. The awesome photo above is by Christopher Bowns

14 Responses to “PointHQ: Super Easy DNS Hosting”

  1. The best DNS control panel I’ve seen anywhere is the one at DomainMonster:

    http://www.domainmonster.com/domain-name/dns-name-server-tag-control/

  2. The best DNS control panel I’ve seen anywhere is the one at DomainMonster:

    http://www.domainmonster.com/domain-name/dns-name-server-tag-control/

  3. http://www.cloudflare.com

    Free DNS hosting, with other distributed dns and caching improvements.

    When Heroku went down (Amazon Ec2), some of my website was still up because of Cloudflares caching.

  4. http://www.cloudflare.com

    Free DNS hosting, with other distributed dns and caching improvements.

    When Heroku went down (Amazon Ec2), some of my website was still up because of Cloudflares caching.

  5. You guys should check DNS Made Easy – http://www.dnsmadeeasy.com .I have been using them for last few years, and it has tons of options. Some of the most useful ones are automatic monitoring and DNS failover-  something that will keep your site live all the time :)

  6. @Alan If you don’t mind answering….

    Who do you use for DNS with ThinkVitamin & Carsonified.

  7. @Alan If you don’t mind answering….

    Who do you use for DNS with ThinkVitamin & Carsonified.

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