If you’re getting slow response and errors while connecting to a website for the first time, then it’s likely to be an issue with the DNS server used by your internet connection.
Most of us might be using the DNS service provided by our ISP. But if they are facing any problems means your connection response will be affected. In this case you can use some major third party DNS servers ranging from the oldest OpenDNS to the latest Google Public DNS. These services provide better performance and additional features like malware filtering options.
So to check which DNS server is best for your internet connection, you’ve to try out some practical benchmarking tests. Just use the below mentioned software’s to do some automated DNS benchmarking.
Namebench is an open source tool for testing DNS servers. It compares the performance of your ISP’s dns service with popular third party servers. This app runs a thorough benchmark using your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets in order to provide an individualized recommendation.
Results: Namebench declared my ISP’s [tata photon] dns service to be the best for my connection.
Download Namebench [Mac OS X, Windows, and UNIX]
2) DNS Benchmark
GRC’s DNS Benchmark performs a detailed analysis and comparison of the operational performance and reliability of any set of up to 200 DNS nameservers at once. It uses internet’s most popular top-50 domain names for testing the fastest dns servers available for your ISP.