There's one thing in particular that can give your Internet a real speed boost with little effort.

The big question is how to find a new DNS and how to know it will be any better than your current one. This lightweight program will test your DNS against other popular DNS servers.

Once it finishes the comparison, it will give you detailed statistics on performance and recommend the best DNS for you to use.

Seems lots of folks don't care much for waiting, and waiting - and waiting some more - for the video to load, the movie to download or the upload to send. Even now, sometimes the Internet can seem horribly slow.

But before you commit to paying your Internet provider for a faster connection, let's see if we can help you speed up the connection you have right now.

For PC users, click the second download link with the ending "Windows.exe".

Mac users should select the download link ending in "Mac_OS_X.dmg".

If you're a longtime reader, you've probably heard the term before. Every computer and mobile gadget has an IP address.

This is what identifies it to other computers, and website servers are no different.

A DNS, also called a nameserver, is like the phone book of the Internet.

It turns the memorable names that you use into those complicated IP addresses that computers use.

has been around for a long time, since 2005 in fact.