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...