There are already so many tools and services that promise to make your internet speed faster but they forget the fact that there is a speed cap limit by the service provider.
FastCache is a tool that you should really give a try as it’s algorithm is bit different. Okay, if you are new to all this stuff, let us first clear all the terminologies before proceeding further.
When you open any website in your browser, you are basically querying the DNS server (Domain Name System) which translates your website name (for example www.yahoo.com ) to its current IP address so that you can further establish a connection between that IP address and your computer to get the content of the website.
But have you ever imagined how many such requests you are making every time you open a website which may also further makes another requests. Though it really takes very less time (just about fraction of a second) to translate the name into IP address.
How about caching DNS queries ?
Now suppose if you have already made a request to your DNS server then why do you need to make the same request again, why not cache (store temporarily) the IP on your computer for faster access.
To give it a try, just download FastCache from Analogx.
Please note that it requires around 300MB of disk space though the application is itself less than 500KB. Once you download it make sure that you specify the directory having enough space.
After installing you’ll see the red colored app icon on Windows tray. Just right click on it and select Config option. On the Configuration Window select the option "Auto Configure" and you are done.
It’ll be good if you can restart your system though it is not needed.
And also do keep in mind that if you are using OpenDNS then you’ll have to either disable that or specify its DNS address in the FastCache Configuration Window.
You’ll experience bit faster browsing speed than before as the request is immediately made without querying DNS server.
And if you are not able to open any website then try clearing the cache.