Chris Pirillo shares a couple of easy to follow tips for improving network speeds on your computer.
- Open yourself to OpenDNS. They have configuration pages for your OS or hardware router. Both Scott Beale (LaughingSquid) and I have seen dramatic differences in speed since going through their DNS servers. MattÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s happy about it, too. My speed difference was probably even more dramatic, considering IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve already implemented my second recommendationÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
- If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re on Windows, install FastCache: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Every time you go to a new website, or a website you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t been to in a day or so, your computer needs to locate the server again using DNS. Each DNS request can take anywhere from 50 milliseconds, to even a second or more, but most are in the 100 to 200 millisecond range. Want to save a couple hundred milliseconds? Probably not, but what about a couple million or more? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what AnalogX FastCache is all about.Ã¢â‚¬Â IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been running FastCache since Mark released it on the first Helpathon. My stats are somewhat stunted, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve saved 6d 18h 27m 53s worth of time (in 118w). It really adds up.
There you have it. Now hop to, and get that pr0n faster.
[tags]Chris Pirillo, Faster networking[/tags]