DNSBench: Find the fastest DNS server for your internet connection


The Domain Name System or simply DNS is a naming system for computer networks that use the IP protocol. DNS can and does assign names to IP addresses or other names on the Internet or other network and allows a server or service to be found on a server using a name. Thus DNS is used to assign IP addresses to names so that a network administrator can use names to communicate or simply remember machine names, locations, domain names, etc.

The use of the appropriate DNS is crucial for the performance and the overall speed of our Internet connection and not only since with the use of appropriate DNS addresses we can in addition to the speed to ensure the security of our network from malicious attacks and suspicious websites even the strengthening of anonymity in the sense that we can see websites that for some reason have been banned in our country. But this is another chapter and we will see in another post in the future. But let us come to our subject.

Usually for our internet connection we use the DNS addresses of our provider but nevertheless the practice has shown that by using different DNS in some cases we can have better performance and speed of our internet connection. 

Of course, the use of faster DNS alone is not a panacea, nor does it solve all our problems, however it can really "take off" our speed in many cases where there is a problem.

Before we go on to show you how to change the DNS we need to find out what are the fastest DNS for our area, this means that the fastest DNS for us does not work as well for someone else living in a different area of ​​Greece or the world.

To solve this puzzle we need to see which DNS works well for our case. DNSBench will help us with a small portable application (no installation required) that will take care of searching and pointing out the fastest. After downloading the application, we run it and wait a while for it to search and show us the results.

It is important that you do not run any other applications on the Internet at the time of the test and do not upload or download files so that the results are completely reliable. 

Once the measurement is complete, click on Name Servers, where in the first row you will see the DNS of your connection and below a large number of different DNS Servers.

Click on the Run Benchmark button now and the program will start evaluating them. Wait a while until the count is over and you will see an evaluation next to each DNS Server.

It will display the fastest DNS in the first rows. Click on the Tabular Data button if you want to see the exact measurements for each DNS Server separately and click on Conclution to see in the comments the comments and suggestions of the application.

If you find that the DNS Servers you are using have a higher response speed in simpler words they are slower, select the first one in the DNS classification and follow the steps below, if you are using windows 7,8 or 10 click through the control panel in the network center and shared or right-click on your login icon and do the same.
 Click Properties, select Protocol Version 4, and click on the next Properties tab.
Choose to use the faster DNS addresses and at this point enter the DNS that the application has indicated as the fastest. Leave the option DNS backup server as it is or if you want even better add the next faster DNS. The reason why we add a second backup DNS is for security reasons in case there is a response problem for some reason with the first (something very rare).

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