My vague and confused question is about the feasibility of setting up a remote (hosted) pi to somehow boost the throughput or responsiveness of my slow DSL internet connection.
My question: Are there networking performance boosting opportunities that can be obtained by using a small server on such as a pi to benefit all the boxes on the network ?
http: I wonder if compression of http or other types of protocols might make sense. (Un)fortunately many http servers already do gzip, but not enough. (Is widespread https making this impossible now?)
DNS: I already have a local DNS proxy cache / relay in my router so acceleration of DNS lookups is already being handled.