Simple Steps to Find the Fastest DNS Server for Your Computer
(Thanks to PICOHELP & DNS Benchmark,
the owner of the application that we will be using later)
A unique, comprehensive, accurate & free Windows (and Linux/Wine) utility
to determine the exact performance of local and remote DNS nameservers . . .
“You can't optimize it until you can measure it”
Now you CAN measure it!
Many people find that the fastest DNS Server is indeed
the fastest DNS Server of all DNS servers that have ever been used..
However, not everyone feels the same..
The speed of a DNS Server is not only determined by how fast the DNS server
to resolve domain names into IP addresses but also the distance between the DNS server and your computer..
That’s why sometimes a DNS server that is used by someone
is not necessarily appropriate when it is used by others
in different locations and networks..
Everyone supposes to look for the fastest DNS
and the one that is closest to the location
because with the combination,
the process of domain “resolving” to the ip address
would be much faster and it will be more convenient
for you to browse the internet
since it feels faster and responsive..
Actually, most of ISP (Internet Service Provider)
has provided DNS servers to be used by the client
and maybe this is the fastest DNS as its location
clearly closest to your computer..
But, is the DNS reliable enough
if it is compared to other public DNS servers..
We need to benchmark to find out..
There are 3 popular tools for DNS benchmarking,
DNSBench, NameBench and DNSJumper.
You can use those 3 tools to find DNS that suits you..
These apps are free and fairly easy to use..
However I will only discuss DNSBench
since I think that the application is the best,
although somewhat more complex
compared to the other applications..
Follow the steps below to find out the fastest and closest DNS Server for you:
1. Download DNSBench from the attachment.
The size of this program file is quite small,
only 163KB and we do not need to install it.
2. Double click on DNSBench.exe > click tab Nameservers,
DNS on your computer will be listed on the top line.
3. Click Run Benchmark, DNSBench will benchmark your DNS system with some global DNS that is quite well known such as Level 3 Communications, Google DNS, Symantec DNS, etc. The process will run for about 5 minutes.
4. Once the process is complete, it will pop up a window that says “Consider Creating a custom Nameserver List for Yourself”, click Build Custom List. DNS Bench will compare the DNS default on your system with approximately 4.849 DNS servers from around the world, and after that, DNSBench will make a list of the “Top 50″ fastest DNS specifically for you.
List of the “Top 50″ is stored in the file “DNSBench.ini” which is located in the same folder as “DNSBench.exe”
5. You can click on the tab labeled Tabular Data and Conclusion to know in detail the results of the DNS benchmark that has been done.
Many internet providers provide free public DNS Server but only few ones are fast..
I have already tried several free public DNS Server
from some world-class providers and I can feel the difference,
web browsing is faster and more responsive..
Included in the attachment are the lists of
top 7 free fast public DNS Server
that I recommend you to use:
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