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How to get started with Secondary DNS?

Secondary DNS is an absolutely incredible service. Why? Because if your main server is down for any reason, your domain will still continue to function. This definitely saves a lot of money and stress.

Secondary DNS – what does it mean?

Almost everyone on the Internet uses the Domain Name System, even if they do not realize it. The purpose of DNS is to link the easy-to-remember domain names with its Internet Protocols. This domain has Primary DNS, which holds all the critical information. Many domains, however, employ Secondary DNS to ensure faster load times, better load balancing, and redundancy in the event of an outage or attack. So, we can say that Secondary DNS is an amazing service whose primary purpose is to link you to a DNS server network. You can find it with the other name like Backup DNS or Slave DNS. 

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5 ways to use the Ping command

The Ping command checks your connection to a host (IP address or hostname). Here we have 5 ways to use the Ping command, so you can easily check a host from any type of device.

Ping command on Windows

If you are a Windows user (7, 8, 10, or 11) you can use the Ping command through the Command Prompt or the PowerShell. Both work the same. To open one of them, click on the Windows start button and type the name of the program you would like to open – Command Prompt or PowerShell. Click on the icon. 

When the software has opened already, type one of the following, and press Enter:

ping domainname.com

or

ping 1.2.3.4

Change the domainname.com and the 1.2.3.4 IP address with the one you want to check.

The result will come in a few seconds.

Ping command on Linux and macOS using the Terminal

A very similar way to use the ping command on Linux and macOS is to use the Terminal.

On Linux, click the Start button and type “Terminal”. 

When you see it, click on it.

You can find the Terminal on macOS by clicking on the Launchpad and then typing Terminal in the search bar. Then click on the Terminal.

Now type the ping command and press Enter:

ping domainname.com

or

ping 1.2.3.4

Change the domainname.com and the 1.2.3.4 IP address with the one you want to check.

In a few seconds, you will see the result.

MacOS’s Network Utility

There is another way to use the Ping command on macOS, and it has a graphical interface. It is through the Network Utilities.

Go to the Search, type Network Utilities, and click on it.

Now that it is already opened, move your cursor and click on the Ping tab.

Inside it, you will see a very simple interface where you can choose a target (IP address or domain), send unlimited pings, or select the number of ping packets you want to send.

You will see the result below.

Use ping command on mobile phone

You can use the ping command both on Android and iOS.

For Android users:

Go to the Google Play Store and type Ping.

Select the application called Ping (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lipinic.ping), which is offered by Lipinic (it is free and ads free).

Install the application.

Open it.

Inside it, choose your target (IP address or domain name) and the number of ping packets to be sent.

Click on Start and wait for the results to appear below.

For iOS users:

Go to the Apple App Store and type Network Ping Lite (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/network-ping-lite/id289967115).

Select the application by MochaSoft.

Install it.

Open it.

Inside it, choose your target (IP address or domain name), and then delay between the pings.

Click on Start, wait until you have enough results, and press Stop.

You can see the results below.

Ping command through a web browser

Using the Ping command through a web browser may be the easiest and most universal way to do it. The hard part is to find a site that you trust. Here we will use Ping.eu.

Go to Ping.eu/ping/(https://ping.eu/ping/).

Type your target (IP address or domain name). 

Enter the captcha code and press Go. 

Then just wait for the result. 

Conclusion

These were the 5 ways to use the Ping command, no matter what device you are using. Now, if you want to be better at it, you can search the Ping command options based on your OS and make more precise queries.

What does Extended Validation SSL Certificate mean?

EV SSL is a popular type of SSL Certificate. Extended Validation SSL Certificate provides trust and security to the website. Let’s explain a little bit more about it.

What is an SSL Certificate?

Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL for short, is a standard used for encrypting data exchanged between users’ devices and websites. Additionally, it verifies identity for users to feel more secured. As a result, SSL is a useful security layer mainly for websites that ask for sensitive data from their users. Therefore, it is essential to transfer data without any risk of manipulation or interception.

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What does IPAM mean?

Our current world depends a lot on IP addresses. Without them, networks can’t communicate, people’s devices can’t access networks, the Internet of Things can’t connect, cloud computing can’t work properly, etc. So the dependency of IP addresses is clear, isn’t it? 

IP addresses are demanded for many different purposes, daily and in massive amounts. As a result, their management has become an annoying headache for administrators in charge of the task. Just this can get you hours busy since we talk about hundreds or thousands of IP addresses if the network is extensive.

In this context, IPAM is hope, a great solution you should know because IPAM means IP address management! 

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IPv4 address: Structure and examples

IP address explained

Each component that is included in a network needs an IP address as an identifier. To connect to the Internet, you receive from your Internet service provider (ISP) a public IP address. To operate successfully, servers have a public IP address too. In other cases, computers, devices, smartphones require a private IP address to connect to a private network.

IP addresses help with identifying devices connected in any kind of communication. Furthermore, they give information about the location of the devices in the network, making them capable of exchanging data and communicating.

What is IPv4 address?

Can you imagine IPv4 has been around since the early 80s? It is the 4th version of Internet Protocol which was launched in 1981. Its purpose is to set the rules for communication, such as how the data packets should be sent or how they should have to be received. 

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