Amazon Route 53 vs PowerDNS: What are the differences?
Amazon Route 53: A highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service. 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; PowerDNS: A DNS server, written in C++ and runs on most Unix derivatives. It features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is provided as a separate program.
Amazon Route 53 and PowerDNS belong to "DNS Management" category of the tech stack.
PowerDNS is an open source tool with 1.77K GitHub stars and 525 GitHub forks. Here's a link to PowerDNS's open source repository on GitHub.
Airbnb, Medium, and Pinterest are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Route 53, whereas PowerDNS is used by dotmailer, Investing.com, and Navigos group. Amazon Route 53 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1825 company stacks & 2498 developers stacks; compared to PowerDNS, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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Since most of zerotoherojs.com infrastructure is on AWS, Route53 is the obvious DNS of choice.
I’m also considering CloudFlare, but haven’t decided the pros and cons of migrating yet.
We utilize it as main DNS for fron-tend servers, Dynamic DNS for internal VPCS and simple signal flag storage for autoscaled instances
PrometheanTV utilizes the Amazon Route 53 service to manage various domains utilized by the products and services.
- DNS registration.
- DNS routing for private/local in VPC.
- DNS HA/Load balancing.