Could you benefit from switching DNS Server?
A DNS (Domain Name System) server is used to lookup the address you type into the address bar and link it to an IP address of a system. The speeds at which the pages are delivered to you from different servers are varied. According the the namebench tool I could gain 34% by switching to google’s 126.96.36.199 DNS server.
Here is a quick guide to finding out on a Ubuntu system.
Open a Terminal session
$ sudo apt-get install namebench
$ sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf
Add additional entries before the default 127.0.0.1 like:
save this file and test with commands like:
$ ping google.com
$ dig google.com
$ nslookup google.com
If everything works … Great! You are done, go ahead and browse the Internet, see if it makes any difference.