How To: Speed Up Your Internet Connection with public DNS

How To: Speed Up Your Internet Connection with public DNS

Everybody likes speed, of-course me too. Speedy cars, bikes, and also a high-speed Internet. Forget cars and bikes here we are discussing the Internet. You might have noticed that, when you try to open some websites, it takes a long time to get a webpage from that particular site, even you’re using a high-speed internet connection. Why this happening? That’s because of your ISP’s DNS server.

Most people assume that their Internet connection’s bandwidth determines their broadband connection’s overall performance. However, that’s not true. There are many factors, including the speed of the servers the user is trying to connect to, the type of network connection, router and network bandwidth, and latency plays the major role in the internet’s speed.

What is a DNS server?

DNS is a short form of Domain Name System. When we type a web address in our browser, eg: linesh.com, the request goes to our local Internet Service Provider(ISP)’s server, who translate/resolve that domain name into an IP address (eg: 74.53.177.126). Check out the video below to know How DNS works. If your ISP’s DNS servers are busy, then it takes to a long time to do this process. Thanks to the fastest public DNS servers, that make this process very fastly compare to your ISP / DSL / ADSL / cable DNS service providers DNS servers. Today I’d like to share a list of better, fast, and free public DNS servers.

Free Public DNS Server

Use any one of the following providers.

ProviderIP
Cloudflare1.1.1.1
1.0.0.1
Google8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
OpenDNS208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
DNS Advantage156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1
Norton198.153.192.1
198.153.194.1

How do I change or set up a DNS server IP address?

If you don’t know how to set up the DNS server IP address, please watch below the video tutorial that describes how to set up the DNS server IP address in Windows PC.

To know how to setup DNS in other operating systems please check out this site.