Clearing your DNS cache

Clearing your DNS cache

domain names

The Domain Name Server (DNS) is the Achilles heel of the Web. The important thing is that it's managed responsibly. -Tim Berners-Lee

 

Your DNS cache stores the locations of servers (webpages etc) that your computer has recently accessed.

The method for clearing this cache depends on your device.

Windows 10/8

Start by opening a command-window

Win + R - CMD

Run the following command and presto! 

ipconfig /flushdns

 

Linux

Ubuntu 17 >

sudo systemd-resolve --flush-caches

Nscd

sudo /etc/init.d/nscd restart

DnsMasq

sudo service dnsmasq restart
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