Webdock now uses Cloudflare DNS

Due to the enhanced privacy and remarkable speed improvement over Google DNS, Webdock has chosen to make Cloudflare DNS the default DNS resolver on all our servers. In /etc/network/interfaces on your Webdock Ubuntu server you will notice that we have set Cloudflare as the DNS resolver.

Please note: This change only affects new servers (created after April 4th 2018). Any old servers will still use Google as the DNS resolver.

So how much faster is the new Cloudflare DNS?

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Initial benchmarks show that the new Cloudflare DNS is faster for 72% of locations. It has a very impressive average response time of 4.98 ms across the globe. In most cases it is about 3x faster than Google DNS. For more insight into how much faster Cloudflare DNS is and where we get our numbers from, check out this article.

For more general information on the Cloudflare DNS, and how to set it on your local network, please see the official website.

Server IP Adresses

All Webdock servers get a dedicated IPv4 address and an IPv6 address. The IPv4 address is assigned via. a bridged subnet.

Whenever you delete a Webdock server, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are freed up and sent back in rotation. You should always take care to update your DNS records so that they do not point to old IP addresses.

If you have specific requirements for network configuration which requires our intervention, please contact support.