Finding the best DNS servers based on your location
Which is the best dns server for my computer? This is the question most of us ask.DNS stands for Domain Name System. The primary job of a DNS server is to translate the domain names like Facebook.com or Google.com to IP addresses example 192.168.1.1. You need to choose the best DNS servers in-order to get full advantage of Internet connection. A site won’t load or load slowly unless the DNS server has performed its work successfully.
Majority of the Internet users don’t bother about the DNS server addresses and continue to use the default DNS server of their ISP (Internet Service Provider) Itself. There are a variety of DNS servers to choose from, like the Open DNS and Google DNS .You can type ipconfig/all to find the DNS server used by your computer. Here is the Google DNS 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 .Its not necessary to use both,you can use Open DNS as an alternative or Vice Versa
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How to test for Best DNS Servers
You don’t need to bang your head for finding the most appropriate one when you have some good software’s like DNSBench and NameBench. These software’s run benchmark tests and displays the best dns server for your computer
I recommend DNSBench as its display the results faster.NameBench is also good but comparatively takes more time to complete the test. In order to run the test,double click on the DNSBench icon and under the nameservers tab click on “Run Benchmark” and wait for a couple of minutes before the results appear.
- Unique entry-level guide to Domain Name System (DNS), which translates Internet host names into IP addresses and is used with all Internet servers
- Shows how to install, configure, and troubleshoot DNS on both Windows and UNIX servers
- Helps people seeking technology certifications bone up on DNS theory, terminology, and architecture-a requirement in several popular exams
- Includes real-world examples based on the author’s daily experience with both large and small networks
Do you know any alternatives than the two mentioned above? If you know any other method using which will help find the best DNS servers, please comment below or email me. I will make sure, it gets updated and you will surely receive credit for the same.