Scale-up Your DNS Hosting
The PowerDNS Authoritative Server is a versatile authoritative server for hosting domain names. It rapidly responds to recursive nameservers, helping hosters offer a high-performing authoritative service for their domain customers. PowerDNS Authoritative Server is flexible and highly scalable to serve individual needs and is the leading DNSSEC implementation used by many of the world's larger domain hosters.
Serving DNS Queries Rapidly
PowerDNS Authoritative Server serves DNS queries for domain records by answering requests about their existence and providing respective stored information. It scales to millions of domains per server and is therefore the default choice for very large-scale hosting deployments. On top of this, PowerDNS Authoritative Server includes additional services and features. For example, automated reporting and real-time stats let you keep track of latest trends and geographical load balancing in order to send visitors to the closest servers. Traffic is distributed across all regions at the same time.
The leading DNSsec Implementation
PowerDNS Authoritative Server is the leading DNSSEC implementation used by many of the world’s largest domain hosters. It provides customers with easy-to-use ‘one click signing’ capabilities and comes with support for all major databases, including but not limited to, LMDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite3, LDAP and plain text files. DNS answers can also be fully scripted for dynamic redirection, spam filtering or real time intervention using a variety of scripting languages such as Lua, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, C and C++.
Domain Management with ZoneControl
ZoneControl is our graphical web-based interface for managing domains on the authoritative server. It supports bulk-changes, one-click DNSsec, and all the major features used when managing a large number of domains. It allows for role-based access where the management of the domains can be delegated to specific people or departments, and includes version and history management to reverse changes.
Benefit from Support for Authoritative Deployment and Maintenance
Customers of PowerDNS Authoritative Server benefit from PowerDNS support and strong SLAs. Our team of DNS engineers helps you with deployment, ongoing operation, maintenance and updates, as well as preventing and solving potential security issues. Additionally, PowerDNS benefits from a large and active Open-Source community. By transferring this knowledge to our solutions, PowerDNS experts are always ahead of new DNS trends and threats.
in a Nutshell
The PowerDNS Authoritative Server lets providers host domain names and rapidly responds to recursive nameservers. It enables authoritative DNS services from all major databases and is highly scalable to serve individual needs and large hosting deployments. PowerDNS Authoritative Server includes additional services and features, such as automated reporting, real-time stats and geographical load balancing.
The leading DNSSEC implementation used by many of the world’s largest domain hosters comes with a web-based interface to manage domains, perform bulk changes and deliver role-based access. It also offers 24/7 support and deployment assistance from PowerDNS engineers.