A lot of time is spent waiting for webpages to load… Or so you think! One thing you might not know is some of that time is spent waiting for results to come back from your ISP’s DNS servers most people will never bother to change their DNS server settings therefore leaving some ISP’s servers with huge volumes of traffic which could impact the speed of your internet experience.
Public DNS providers are becoming more and more common and more popular among speed hungry keyboard warriors, so it seems fair to suggest theres a need for an application to speed test these servers an provide you with the best possible combination based on your locationconnection.
That’s where namebench comes in. “namebench hunts down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use. namebench runs a fair and thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation. namebench is completely free and does not modify your system in any way.”
NB: To implement namebench’s suggestions will require changing advanced system settings, or settings on your internet router which could render your internet connection useless. Make a note of the changes you make and where you make them in case you need to roll back the implementation.