facing DNS issues? maybe you need to flush windows DNS cache.
flushing the DNS resolver cache can help resolve DNS related problems.
issues would include web site not found errors or not being able to view certain web pages that have changed.
Flush DNS Cache Using CMD
- open command prompt in windows as an administrative
- next, type the following and hit enter
- you should be able to see a confirmation dialog window
- next, type exit
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Flush DNS Cache Using Windows Command
- select the “start” button, then type “cmd“
- right-click “command prompt“, then choose “run as administrator“
- type ipconfig /flushdns then press “enter“
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Flush DNS Cache Using Windows Powershell
- select the “start” button.
- then type “powershell“
- select “windows powershell“
- type the following command, then press “enter“
Types Of Caches In Windows Which You Can Flush?
1. Memory Cache
2. DNS Cache
3. Thumbnails Cache
clearing the memory cache can free up some system memory while clearing the thumbnail cache can free up space in your hard disk. clearing the DNS cache can fix your internet connection problem.
What Is The DNS Resolver Cache?
whenever you visit a website using it’s domain name (i.e. microsoft.com) your browser is directed to a dns server where it learns the ip address of that website. you are then directed to that website. a record of the ip address that domain name points to is created within windows so that if you visit that same website again the information is accessed quicker. these records that get created make up the dns resolver cache.
Why Would Flushing The DNS Resolver Cache Fix Anything?
sometimes an ip address to a site may change. if the dns resolver cache has the old ip address record it may result in your computer not being able to reach the site. cached data can also become corrupt clearing it is a step you can take whenever you cannot connect to a site.