Of course, sometimes it takes more than a few seconds to pull up a website. There are plenty of reasons for slowdowns. It could just be you aren’t getting the Internet speed your provider promised. Click here to see if that’s the case.
If that’s not it, there is other technical wizardry going on behind the browsing scenes that could be the culprit. There’s one thing in particular that can give your Internet a real speed boost with little effort.
I’m talking about your DNS, or domain name system. If you’re a longtime listener, you’ve probably heard the term before. For everyone else, here’s a quick explanation.
Every computer and mobile gadget has an IP address. This is what identifies it to other computers. Website servers are no different.
Google.com’s IP address, for example, is “126.96.36.199″. If that isn’t hard enough to remember, newer IPv6 addresses look like this: “2001:db8::1234:ace:6006:1e”. Who is going to remember that?!
That’s why websites also have more recognizable names, such as komando.com. A DNS, also called a nameserver, is like the phone book of the Internet. It turns the memorable names that you use into the IP addresses that computers use.