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DevOps Automation Cookbook by Michael Duffy

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Managing DNS with route53

Domain Name Services (DNS) underpins the Internet and a reliable and performant DNS service is crucial to running a web service of any kind. It's a surprisingly neglected area of performance monitoring and a poorly configured or poorly performing DNS server can have a very large impact on the health of your application.

AWS Route53 is a highly scalable DNS server, which has advanced features allowing for geo-routing, Apex CNAME records, and so on. It is also highly performant with DNS servers in most major geographical areas, allowing for a minimum network hops to resolution.

This recipe will show you how to set up a new DNS zone and how to add new records.

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For this recipe, you need an active AWS account. ...

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