Sunday, September 04, 2011

How to Enjoy the New Web Speed Boost from Google DNS and OpenDNS

Google has teamed up with OpenDNS team in an effort to bring loading of internet content faster, bringing the content nearer to you than ever. The reason behind the speed bump is that OpenDNS and Google are working with Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to attach location data to the DNS requests, so when you request a web page, it will go to a server near you rather than, as previously mentioned possibly a server that's not closest to you.

To start experiencing the faster DNS service, set it up by configuring your router or computer to use their DNS servers addresses. Here are instructions for Google Public DNS and help for OpenDNS. With OpenDNS, you'll also get additional services like malware detection, stats, and more, in addition to the speed boost.

» How to Enjoy the New Web Speed Boost from Google DNS and OpenDNS | Lifehacker

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