There's one thing in particular that can give your Internet a real speed boost with little effort.We're talking about your DNS, or Domain Name System.A DNS, also called a nameserver, is like the phone book of the Internet.
When you sign up for Internet, your provider assigns you to its DNS server. It could be bogged down with traffic, running inefficient software or any number of other problems.
If your computer can't look up IP addresses quickly, it seriously slows down your browsing.
Browsing the Web is as easy as opening your browser and typing in a Web address, like our site at
In seconds, you're learning all sorts of great information or watching fun videos. Of course, sometimes it takes longer than we'd like to pull up a website. It could just be you aren't getting the Internet speed your provider promised. If that's not it, there's other technical wizardry going on behind the browsing scenes that could be the culprit.
Google.com's IP address, for example, is "188.8.131.52".
If that isn't hard enough to remember, newer IPv6 addresses look like this: "2001:db8::1234:ace:6006:1e". That's why websites also have more recognizable names, like The big question is how to find a new DNS and how to know it will be any better than your current one. This lightweight program will test your DNS against other popular DNS servers.Once it finishes the comparison, it will give you detailed statistics on performance and recommend the best DNS for you to use.This is the percentage where manual claims have been required for this merchant.Some of the most frequent questions we get are about computer or Internet speed.Seems lots of folks don't care much for waiting, and waiting - and waiting some more - for the video to load, the movie to download or the upload to send. Even now, sometimes the Internet can seem horribly slow.