Saw Mastodon switching to Exoscale DNS. And I'm like "Wow, I'd have to pay like 50€ for 100 zones over there". Yeah except for south africa and deeper asian/us regions I have comparable resolution speeds for 30€. Plus I can run at least a thousand zones on mine without any sweating or noticeable speed degradation.
Why are dns services in most cases so expensive? Is it time for me to offer 5 cent per zone dns hosting? 🤔
@SolSoCoG Yeah,cleo.ns.cloudflare.com and rafe.ns.cloudflare.com are surely Exoscale nameservers 😆 (Source: https://www.dnswatch.info/dns/dnslookup?la=en&host=mastodon.social&type=A&submit=Resolve ) But DNS really doesn't need to be expensive.I'd never use such a offer like Exoscale.There's a free DNS service included when buying a domain almost always.Alternatively you can use Cloudflare DNS or Yandex DNS for free without any limits.And yes,I know you're not a big fan of Cloudflare but their DNS can also be used without using the content delivery network.
@nipos yeah from what I've heard they're thinking about switching to that because it looks like Cloudflare doesn't like mastodon.social for caching too much, producing 2 digits terrabytes of traffic 😁
@SolSoCoG Last time I checked Mastodon.social disabled the CDN service for the files subdomain,now it's active again.But using Cloudflare for DNS only would always be a free option.For caching it may be better to switch to https://bunnycdn.com ,a cheap CDN service which is billed per usage so there's no hard traffic limit.
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