How Does DNS Work?

Before the Internet became a global network connecting millions of devices, it was a simple research experiment connecting a handful of institutions. In the beginning, the number of unique internet addresses could be measured in the tens. As the network expanded that number quickly grew into the hundreds and thousands and it became difficult to remember and type in IP addresses for each of these hosts. To manage the growing number of network hosts, a simple text file, called HOSTS. [Read More]