How to Configure DNS Server Properly

The occupation of a DNS server is to interpret space names (like into IP addresses (like and it does this for each new site that you visit in the program. In this manner, regardless of how quick your Internet association speed is, a website won't stack unless the DNS server has played out the query effectively.

With regards to picking a DNS server, you've a few options. There are open DNS administrations like OpenDNS and Google DNS or you could utilize the DNS Server of your ISP itself. To locate your current DNS server, sort 'ipconfig/all' at the summon incite and search for the "DNS Server" section under Ethernet connector.

The speed at which a DNS server can resolve area names into IP addresses relies upon its geographic area among different components. In this manner, for instance, OpenDNS could be the speediest performing DNS server for a client in area A yet Google DNS could be a superior decision for another client in area B. This likewise clarifies why your ISP's DNS Server may perform quicker now and again.

In the event that you might want to know which is the speediest DNS Server for your PC, there's a free utility called DNS Benchmark that can offer assistance. It will test the speed of all the prominent DNS Services, including OpenDNS and Google DNS, from your PC and after that masterminds them in the diminishing request of execution.

The bars speak to the normal time it takes for a DNS administration to determine web space names into their equal IP locations and in this manner, the lower the better. DNS Benchmark is Windows-just however Namebench is a decent choice on the off chance that you are on Linux or Mac. For reasons unknown, I couldn't get Namebench to chip away at Windows 7.

Most DNS administrations offer resolvers at two IP address – for example, Google DNS is accessible at and – and they are utilized as a part of a similar request in which they are recorded in your system settings.

You ought to in this way take a gander at the execution of individual DNS servers and set the "Favored DNS Server" as the one that has the most minimal score. Truth be told, you may likewise blend servers – like you can utilize Google Public DNS as the Preferred DNS server and OpenDNS as your Alternate DNS server.