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Please explain site speed test results

     
2:54 am on Oct 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Hello!

I've run a few tests on my site's performance and compared it to other sites. To me it's somewhat unclear, so please clarify it to me.
I run in a SOHO environment a LAMP server with BIND. The server is an average modern laptop.
The response times of my site are 2 to 3 times better, comparing to some other local sites. But DNS time is 2 to 3 times worse (I'm talking about the 1st attempts, 'cos after that DNS caching takes places which nullifies it). The pings to my NS server are 2 to 3 times worse, accordingly comparing to those site whose DNS times were better. Well, those sites are local search engines etc., so no wonder, 'cos they have a better Internet backbone access.
My question is... why all of a sudden my response times are so great even comparing to those search engine best performers?
To me it's confusing...
4:28 am on Oct 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

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I would look into a 3rd party DNS hosting service.

Use your local BIND as a replica, ie have at least two DNS servers configured for the domain.
10:05 pm on Oct 19, 2015 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your reply!

Well, a lost of 1/10 of a second is not something that requires a remedy in my opinion. Your reply is like "you have a problem with your car, get a cab!"
The only thing that comes to my mind as per my original question is that maybe there're too many hops that a distant server have to go through till it reaches my local BIND. Maybe, say, my registrar's GoDaddy's DNS servers are "closer" to root servers or something in this direction?