[OOTB-hive] [WEB] DNS issues yesterday

Boriss Mejias tchorix at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 13:20:13 BST 2014

Thanks Martin for the change and the follow up.

On 20 August 2014 11:33, Martin Cosgrave <martin at ocretail.com> wrote:

> There were some DNS problems for European users with sites whose DNS is
> hosted at Godaddy, which is where the OOTB DNS is held.
> Today I've put Cloudflare in front of it (http://cloudflare.com) which
> does several things. The thing they make money out of is keeping sites up
> during denial of service attacks. They do this with a combination of
> running their own DNS servers and having a lot of edge caches.
> They way they publicise this is to give away a free tier with some of the
> features enabled, notably DNS and caching. So not only will a DNS outage at
> Godaddy not affect us again (and DNS is cloudflare's core business, so it
> is likely to stay up), we also benefit from caching and I've also enabled a
> small amount of optimisation (javascript minification) in case it is
> necessary.
> Martin
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