While you use the internet, have you thought about how some sites load quickly while some others do not load at all. It’s important to have a nice connection when you’re trading with option robot. This mainly depends on the factors such as the speed of your Internet service provider, your system configuration etc. There is another factor which is an important part of your Internet experience and it is called Domain Name System or DNS.
What is DNS?
Any device that is connected to the Internet has an IP address which is made up of numbers. Remembering these numbers is tough while it is much easier to remember the name of a website. Computers and machines use the IP address to access a website while we use the name of the website. DNS provides a way by matching the name of the website to its IP address.
In simple words, DNS can also be described as the phone book of the Internet. Just as you would look up the name of a person in a phone book to get their number, it works in a similar way.
How does a DNS server work?
DNS servers manage a huge database of domain names and it uses this information to map them to their IP addresses. How it works is as follows – when you browse various websites by typing in the URL you want to navigate to, your service provider accesses the associated DNS. It then translates it into an IP address that can be read by a machine and hence it can direct your connection to the desired web address.
Why should you change your DNS server?
- Sometimes some of the default DNS servers provided by the Internet service providers are slow and unreliable. Hence changing your DNS server could help in increasing the speed of the Internet.
- Some of them can help to improve privacy by blocking ads.
- They also have features to increase your safety by blocking out any kind of malicious content or content that may not be suitable for children’s viewing.
How to create a shortcut in Windows to change your DNS server?
Changing your DNS server by going into the network settings every time can be a hassle. Hence it makes sense to create a shortcut so that the process is easy and quick.
Given below is a simple way to create a shortcut in Windows so that you can change your DNS server easily.
- It is done using a small utility by NirSoft. You will need to download the utility called QuickSetDNS from NirSoft’s website. Download the zip file, save it at the desired location and extract the contents into a folder.
- Open the folder where you have stored the extracted files and run the single executable file by simply double clicking it. The window that opens will show you the IP address of your computer and how you are connected to the Internet.
- To make a DNS active, you can right click on the DNS name, and select Set Active DNS. You could also click on the name of the desired DNS setting and press the F2 button to make it active.
- The process of DNS switching can be made faster using a shortcut that changes the DNS immediately. This is done by using the command line options of QSDNS.
- Run QSDNS and right click on the name of the DNS service you want to create a shortcut for. Then you can select Copy SetDNS Command Line or press Ctrl+L.
- Go the Desktop, right click on the Desktop, select New and then select Shortcut.
- Right click on the location box and select Paste or you can press Ctrl+ V. Then click Next.
- Give a desired name to the shortcut and then click on Finish.
- Now when you double click on the shortcut that you created, the DNS server will change.
We hope this information helped you understand about DNS servers and how easy it is to create a shortcut for them in Windows.
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