If you are tired of hearing that your internet connection is slow, then the best thing to do is clear your DNS cache. On the other hand, if you have recently updated your operating system or installed a new application on your device, it is likely that you will be experiencing some issues with accessing the internet and this can be easily resolved by clearing your DNS cache.
What Is DNS Cache?
DNS cache is a temporary database stored in your computer that stores the IP addresses of the websites that you visit. This way, when you visit a website again and again, it doesn’t take as long for your browser to load since it already has the IP address stored in its DNS cache.
How To Clear DNS Cache Windows 10, 8.1, 7
To clear the DNS cache on Windows 10, open a command prompt and type ipconfig /flushdns. Press enter to execute the command.
If this method did not work for you, try using Command Prompt as an administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting Run As Administrator from the context menu. Then try again with ipconfig/flushdns
How To Clear Your Cache on Google Chrome
To clear your cache on Google Chrome:
- Go to the Chrome menu, then select Settings.
- Select Advanced and scroll down to Clear browsing data and click it.
- From the drop-down menu, choose Cache. Next to “Cached images and files,” select the amount of items you want to remove (you can remove all). Then click Clear browsing data when you’re done choosing your options; this should clear your browser DNS cache immediately!
DNS cache is a temporary database stored in your computer.
DNS cache, or a DNS resolver cache, is a temporary database stored in your computer that stores the IP addresses of websites you have visited. The purpose of this database is to reduce the time it takes for users to access a website by quickly accessing cached information instead of having to look up each and every site’s IP address anew each time.
We hope this article helped you understand how to clear your DNS cache. The process is simple and easy to do, so there’s no reason not to try it out! If you have any questions or concerns about anything in this article, please leave us a comment below. We’ll do our best to answer as quickly as possible.