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



Ubuntu 17 >

sudo systemd-resolve --flush-caches


sudo /etc/init.d/nscd restart


sudo service dnsmasq restart