What is DNS and the DNS Hierarchy

Posted at August 22, 2016 at 11:04 am by Jithin

The DNS is an integral part of the Internet as it would not exist without it. The DNS is in a hierarchy in which the members of it are ranked according to the relative status. We are going to see the DNS hierarchy in detail here.   What is DNS? The DNS stands for Domain Name System. The prominent intention of DNS is to translate domain names to the IP addresses. Even though there are there are domain names for all the websites, there are IP addresses also for them.The Internet uses   [...]

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How to Clear Browser Cache?

Posted at March 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm by Jithin

In this documentation, we can check how to clear browser cache in different web browsers.   Chrome 1) Open Chrome. 2) Click on the three stripe icon at top right corner. 3) Click the option ‘Clear browsing data’. 4) Select the items which you want to remove from the check box. 5) Click the button ‘Clear browsing data’.   Internet Explorer 1) Open Internet Explorer. 2) Click the gear icon or ‘tools’ option. 3) Click the Internet Option   [...]

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Where are the DNS files located?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:35 am by InterServer Staff

Bind dns has 2 main config locations. Every domains config is stored in /var/named/domain.com.db Main config file is /etc/named.conf

What is DNS propagation?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:34 am by InterServer Staff

When a domain name is registered or has the name servers changed with your domain name registrar the changes are not instantly seen by every ISP. The ISP must update their DNS tables to see the changes. This process make take 24 - 48 hours to complete.

What DNS software do I run?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:30 am by InterServer Staff

Our servers currently run the BIND software. The servers run the latest stable version of BIND. For more information on bind see http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/

What are my dns server settings?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:30 am by InterServer Staff

Our dns servers information is as follows: dns.trouble-free.net ( dns2.trouble-free.net ( If you need a third nameserver use the following: ops.trouble-free.net ( You will need to contact support to insure the third server is added to your dns zone file.   You may also refer the following video tutorial about DNS Management. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAbFtYA7-ws[/embed]

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What are your dns servers for my resolver setup?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:30 am by InterServer Staff

The nameservers are,, Our standard resolv.conf set up is as follows: search trouble-free.net domain trouble-free.net nameserver nameserver nameserver

Is the domain name I want available?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:27 am by InterServer Staff

You can see if the domain name you want is available by going to http://www.trouble-free.net/whois.html If the domain comes up with no match found it is available for registration. You can register the domain name at domains.trouble-free.net or any other domain name registrar.

How do I register/transfer a domain name?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:10 am by Jithin

Domains can be registered with InterServer during a webhosting sign up for both ASP.net and Standard shared hosting plans. For domains without a hosting plan use https://my.interserver.net to register. After logging into my portal select the domains panel to access the view domains section which an order can be placed. The direct link is: https://my.interserver.net/index.php?choice=none.view_domains_list Please refer the screenshots for any clarifications.   How do I Register a    [...]

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How can I transfer my domain name to your servers?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:10 am by InterServer Staff

To move your domain name to our servers you need to change your DNS servers associated with your IP address. In your welcome email you will be given the DNS servers and IPs to change to. This must be changed with your domain name registrar. If you are unsure of your dns registrar contact our support department.

How do I clear my local dns cache?

Posted at October 23, 2015 at 8:10 am by InterServer Staff

On Microsoft Windows the local dns cache can be cleared by going to the start menu, then run, then type cmd. When in the command prompt type ipconfig /flushdns This will clear dns cache locally on your computer. If your ISP has a cache problem this will not correct it, however it will generally be resolved in less than 24 hours.

Can i point additional domain names to a directory?

Posted at October 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm by InterServer Staff

Additional domain pointers if available on your package can be added through our Admin Center control panel automatically. For instance you can have http://domain2.com point to http://domain.com/domain2/. If you have any questions please contact our support department.

BIND Reverse DNS Example Setup

Posted at October 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm by InterServer Staff

For this example we are using the IP block 216.74.109/24 In /etc/named.conf add: zone "109.74.216.in-addr.arpa" { type master; file "/var/named/109.74.216.in-addr.arpa" }; Create the following file: /var/named/109.74.216.in-addr.arpa Inside this file use the following example configuration: $TTL 86400 @ IN SOA localhost. root.localhost. ( 991079290 ; serial 28800 ; refresh 14400 ; retry 3600000 ; expire 86400 ; default_ttl ) IN NS dns.trouble-free.net. IN NS d   [...]

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Can I use my site before my domain name propogates?

Posted at January 1, 2015 at 12:00 am by InterServer Staff

The original welcome email you recieved will contain the method to access your account with out the domain name. The URL format is as follows: http://servername.trouble-free.net/~yourusername/