I’m a small business owner (non-IT) with fair Wordpress knowledge (I design and customize my own websites) but essentially I am a rookie when it comes to technical stuff.
I did some webpagetests with pingdome and others and although most of the time the DNS lookup time is 0ms sometimes it takes up to a second (multiple domains).
I host my domains with an European provider, my webhosts are in North America.
Can you tell me what might be the problem and the solution?
I signed up with Namecheap FreeDNS and Cloudflare. Is that going to help in any way (and is it any good to have the DNS with another provider other than my webhost)? Also I wonder if using hosted DNS will have a negativ effect on SEO since the the website will be redirected if I understand it correctly.
Thank you for your help.