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Alternatives to nextdns

CloudFlare, Amazon Route 53, DNS Made Easy, Google Cloud DNS, and Dyn are the most popular alternatives and competitors to nextdns.
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What is nextdns and what are its top alternatives?

Cloud-based private DNS service that gives you full control over what is allowed and what is blocked on the Internet. Think of it as a combination of Cloudflare DNS and Pi-hole®.
nextdns is a tool in the DNS Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to nextdns

  • CloudFlare

    CloudFlare

    Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet. ...

  • Amazon Route 53

    Amazon Route 53

    Amazon Route 53 is designed to give developers and businesses an extremely reliable and cost effective way to route end users to Internet applications by translating human readable names like www.example.com into the numeric IP addresses like 192.0.2.1 that computers use to connect to each other. Route 53 effectively connects user requests to infrastructure running in Amazon Web Services (AWS) – such as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, or an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket – and can also be used to route users to infrastructure outside of AWS. ...

  • DNS Made Easy

    DNS Made Easy

    DNS Made Easy is a subsidiary of Tiggee LLC, and is a world leader in providing global IP Anycast enterprise DNS services. DNS Made Easy is currently ranked the fastest provider for 8 consecutive months and the most reliable provider. ...

  • Google Cloud DNS

    Google Cloud DNS

    Use Google's infrastructure for production quality, high volume DNS serving. Your users will have reliable, low-latency access to Google's infrastructure from anywhere in the world using our network of Anycast name servers. ...

  • Dyn

    Dyn

    An all-in-one Managed DNS service for your registered domain names. Dyn DNS is the perfect solution for your domain name’s DNS needs, whether it is for personal or business use. It gives you complete control over your DNS zone and its associated DNS records, complete with a simple DNS management web interface. ...

  • DNSimple

    DNSimple

    DNSimple provides the tools you need to manage your domains. We offer both a carefully crafted web interface for managing your domains and DNS records, as well as an HTTP API with various code libraries and tools. Buy, connect, operate! ...

  • CoreDNS

    CoreDNS

    CoreDNS is a DNS server. It is written in Go. It can be used in a multitude of environments because of its flexibility ...

  • BIND9

    BIND9

    It is a versatile name server software. It has evolved to be a very flexible, full-featured DNS system. Whatever your application is, it probably has the required features. ...

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CloudFlare

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    Free ssl
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    Easy setup
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    Security
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    Ssl
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    Great cdn
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    Optimizer
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    Simple
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    Great UI
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    Great js cdn
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    AutoMinify
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    DNS Analytics
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    Apps
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    HTTP/2 Support
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    Ipv6
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    Easy
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    Rocket Loader
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    IPv6 "One Click"
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    SSHFP
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    Nice DNS
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    Fantastic CDN service
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    Cheapest SSL
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    Amazing performance
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    API
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    Free GeoIP
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    SPDY
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    DNSSEC
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    Free and reliable, Faster then anyone else
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    Asynchronous resource loading
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    Ip
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    Performance
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    Ubuntu
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    Easy Use
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    Global Load Balancing
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    Maker
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    Support for SSHFP records
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    CDN
CONS OF CLOUDFLARE
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Johnny Bell

When I first built my portfolio I used GitHub for the source control and deployed directly to Netlify on a push to master. This was a perfect setup, I didn't need any knowledge about #DevOps or anything, it was all just done for me.

One of the issues I had with Netlify was I wanted to gzip my JavaScript files, I had this setup in my #Webpack file, however Netlify didn't offer an easy way to set this.

Over the weekend I decided I wanted to know more about how #DevOps worked so I decided to switch from Netlify to Amazon S3. Instead of creating any #Git Webhooks I decided to use Buddy for my pipeline and to run commands. Buddy is a fantastic tool, very easy to setup builds, copying the files to my Amazon S3 bucket, then running some #AWS console commands to set the content-encoding of the JavaScript files. - Buddy is also free if you only have a few pipelines, so I didn't need to pay anything 🤙🏻.

When I made these changes I also wanted to monitor my code, and make sure I was keeping up with the best practices so I implemented Code Climate to look over my code and tell me where there code smells, issues, and other issues I've been super happy with it so far, on the free tier so its also free.

I did plan on using Amazon CloudFront for my SSL and cacheing, however it was overly complex to setup and it costs money. So I decided to go with the free tier of CloudFlare and it is amazing, best choice I've made for caching / SSL in a long time.

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Johnny Bell

I recently moved my portfolio to Amazon S3 and I needed a new way to cache and SSL my site as Amazon S3 does not come with this right out of the box. I tried Amazon CloudFront as I was already on Amazon S3 I thought this would be super easy and straight forward to setup... It was not, I was unable to get this working even though I followed all the online steps and even reached out for help to Amazon.

I'd used CloudFlare in the past, and thought let me see if I can set up CloudFlare on an Amazon S3 bucket. The setup for this was so basic and easy... I had it setup with caching and SSL within 5 minutes, and it was 100% free.

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Amazon Route 53

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PROS OF AMAZON ROUTE 53
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    High-availability
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    Simple
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    Backed by amazon
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    Fast
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    Auhtoritive dns servers are spread over different tlds
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    One stop solution for all our cloud needs
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    Easy setup and monitoring
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    Low-latency
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    Flexible
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    Secure
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    API available
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    Dynamically setup new clients
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    Easily add client DNS entries.
CONS OF AMAZON ROUTE 53
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    SLOW
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    Geo-based routing only works with AWS zones
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    Restrictive rate limit

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Ganesa Vijayakumar
Full Stack Coder | Module Lead · | 19 upvotes · 2.5M views

I'm planning to create a web application and also a mobile application to provide a very good shopping experience to the end customers. Shortly, my application will be aggregate the product details from difference sources and giving a clear picture to the user that when and where to buy that product with best in Quality and cost.

I have planned to develop this in many milestones for adding N number of features and I have picked my first part to complete the core part (aggregate the product details from different sources).

As per my work experience and knowledge, I have chosen the followings stacks to this mission.

UI: I would like to develop this application using React, React Router and React Native since I'm a little bit familiar on this and also most importantly these will help on developing both web and mobile apps. In addition, I'm gonna use the stacks JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, Bootstrap wherever required.

Service: I have planned to use Java as the main business layer language as I have 7+ years of experience on this I believe I can do better work using Java than other languages. In addition, I'm thinking to use the stacks Node.js.

Database and ORM: I'm gonna pick MySQL as DB and Hibernate as ORM since I have a piece of good knowledge and also work experience on this combination.

Search Engine: I need to deal with a large amount of product data and it's in-detailed info to provide enough details to end user at the same time I need to focus on the performance area too. so I have decided to use Solr as a search engine for product search and suggestions. In addition, I'm thinking to replace Solr by Elasticsearch once explored/reviewed enough about Elasticsearch.

Host: As of now, my plan to complete the application with decent features first and deploy it in a free hosting environment like Docker and Heroku and then once it is stable then I have planned to use the AWS products Amazon S3, EC2, Amazon RDS and Amazon Route 53. I'm not sure about Microsoft Azure that what is the specialty in it than Heroku and Amazon EC2 Container Service. Anyhow, I will do explore these once again and pick the best suite one for my requirement once I reached this level.

Build and Repositories: I have decided to choose Apache Maven and Git as these are my favorites and also so popular on respectively build and repositories.

Additional Utilities :) - I would like to choose Codacy for code review as their Startup plan will be very helpful to this application. I'm already experienced with Google CheckStyle and SonarQube even I'm looking something on Codacy.

Happy Coding! Suggestions are welcome! :)

Thanks, Ganesa

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Deep Shah
Software Engineer at Amazon · | 6 upvotes · 116.4K views

I only know Java and so thinking of building a web application in the following order. I need some help on what alternatives I can choose. Open to replace components, services, or infrastructure.

  • Frontend: AngularJS, Bootstrap
  • Web Framework: Spring Boot
  • Database: Amazon DynamoDB
  • Authentication: Auth0
  • Deployment: Amazon EC2 Container Service
  • Local Testing: Docker
  • Marketing: Mailchimp (Separately Export from Auth0)
  • Website Domain: GoDaddy
  • Routing: Amazon Route 53

PS: Open to exploring options of going completely native ( AWS Lambda, AWS Security but have to learn all)

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DNS Made Easy

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PROS OF DNS MADE EASY
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CONS OF DNS MADE EASY
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    Google Cloud DNS

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      Backed by Google
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      High volume
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      Anycast DNS servers
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      Lack of privacy
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      Backed by Google

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    Dyn

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      DNSimple

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        Not GoDaddy
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        Powerful
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        RESTful API
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        CoreDNS

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          BIND9

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