June 1, 2016

DNS Prefetching In Google Chrome

I love Google chrome more than any browser.It takes less time to load most of the sites and specially google owned sites.The biggest advantage of chrome is,it gives least load to host processors while,mozilla with huge number of tabs ,can cause you “CPU 100 percent state”.
But,I used to get a specific error “This link appears to be broken in Google Chrome” or “DNS error,cannot find server”,when i was using google chrome.I was really annoyed to see this message,which happened to occur more frequently,when i clicked through search results(google,yahoo or bing).I investigated a little and found that,is not related to your internet connection or the settings which you have applied in your computer.

When you visit a webpage (like a search results page like google,yahoo or bing), Google Chrome will automatically pre-fetch the IP addresses of all websites that are linked on that page. Since the browser has the IP addresses of all the links in advance, DNS pre-fetching ensures that any links that may you click on that webpage will load faster.This really affects the loading speed of a particular site. However, when pre-fetching fails,which can happen easily, you may get the “link broken” error.

Simple Fix

go to Tools > Options > Uncheck the setting that says “Use DNS pre-fetching to improve page load performance.”

This may cause,longer time for loading your site bur error wont occur again.


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  3. I LOVE Google Chrome. That is what I am using now. It is so much faster. I was using Safari on one of my computers and it is SLOW. So I now use Chrome for all my computers.

  4. Very good browser made by Google I like to use Chrome very easy to use it and it is user friendly Thanks to Google.

  5. Hi there! Is it alright that I go a bit off topic? I am trying to view your site on my netbook but it doesn’t display properly, do you have any suggestions? Thanks for the help I hope!

  6. I use Google Chrome on my Mac. It is the only browser that does not slow my Mac. Unfortunately, Safari and Firefox crash my computer to the point it is impossible to use. Chrome is by far the best!

  7. @Moissanite: Is your Mac very slow? I mean, how can both Safari and Firefox nearly crash your computer? I have an old HP computer, and Firefox and Safari run fine here. Still, I like Chrome the most, too.

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