Monitor DNS Server

Get alerted first when your DNS servers are not functioning properly.

The Domain Name System (DNS) is an essential component of the functionality of the Internet. The most important task of the DNS is resolving queries for domain names into IP-addresses for the purpose of locating computer services and devices worldwide. If your organization’s DNS servers are not functioning properly or down, it might lead to problems for users, visitors and customers. They might even be directed to a different website than you initially intended. Additionally, multiple services such as mail servers or proxy servers can be affected. It’s critical that this service performs without failure and as fast as possible. This is why it’s most important to monitor your DNS server for your organization’s success.

Uptrends offers you an advanced monitoring service to monitor, analyze and report the performance of your DNS Server. When there is a failure to your DNS server, Uptrends will notify you in real time by SMS, email, Instant Messages and RSS. To ensure data reliability, we have implemented a global network of 100+ monitoring stations.

To Monitor your DNS Server with Uptrends offers you the following advantages:

  • Uptrends is a hosted service, we monitor your DNS Server from the cloud. No software installation required, you can be up-and-running within 1 minute
  • We will monitor your DNS server from outside the firewall
  • Real Time notifications by SMS, email, IM and RSS for failures and outages
  • Detailed online and email performance reports
  • Global Monitoring network. 100+ monitoring stations based on every continent
  • Double verification system. No false alerts
  • Easy to use powerful control panel. Customizable maintenance-, escalation- and alert settings
  • Automatic trace routes in case failures or outages occur

How we monitor DNS Servers

The most important item you may wish to verify is whether your domain name (www.yourorganization.com) is still pointing to the IP address of your webserver. Your provider’s name server is the primary, first-hand source of this information. By monitoring this query directly, we will detect any problem with your DNS even before you website becomes inaccessible for your visitors and customers.

Uptrends' DNS probe lets you do extensive DNS health checks, including: verify your website domain names (A and CNAME records), mail server domain name mappings (MX records), DNS zone delegates (NS records), authoritative information about DNS zones (SOA records) and other DNS information, contained in TXT records (including SPF information for e-mail authentication).

Uptrends offers detailed DNS monitoring reports which will help you identify and solve DNS problems quickly. It will also help you prevent issues. You will be able to view reports about the uptime, downtime, error types, log files and load time from different cities around the world. And in the event an error occurs, we will perform an automatic trace route to help you diagnose the issue.

Start monitoring your DNS server with Uptrends

Uptrends serves as a hosted leading provider of website, transaction and server monitoring services to over 2500 customers in 45 countries. And because we have offices in both US and Europe, you are guaranteed around the clock, responsive customer support. No software needs to be installed. Sign up for a free 4 week trial to monitor your DNS server now!