If you notice web pages not opening, Internet not working or DNS server not working flus DNS cache All you have to flush Windows DNS cache that helps resolve DNS related problems that include Website not found, Web browser unable to view certain web pages etc.
To improve the speed and performance of Internet activity, Microsoft windows 10 cache IP address and Domain name system (DNS) records. That help get to your internet destination quickly by bypassing request to an internet based DNS server. For example, when you open https://www.thewindowsplus.com for the first time the browser asks the DNS server where to find the site. Once it has information the browser store it in its local cache so when you next time open that website the browser will look for its DNS information in the local cache first and be able to find the site more quickly. However, over time the cache may clutter with useless information which unintentionally slows your Internet connection down.
If you can’t access a web page, Website not found or Web browser unable to view certain webpages flush DNS Cache helps resolve this problem. Here this post explains how to flush DNS cache or reset DNS cache on windows 10.
What does flush DNS do?
Flushing DNS is a mechanism clear any IP addresses or other DNS records from your cache so your computer re-fetches new combinations by now on whenever it needs and stores in local cache. This can help resolve security, internet connectivity, and other issues.
“Flushing” is simply the process of emptying out the cache records.
Flush DNS using Command line
- Press Windows key + s type cmd, right-click on command prompt select run as administrator,
- Click yes If UAC prompt for permission,
- Now type command ipconfig /flushdns and press enter key, this will flush the DNS cache
- You should see a message confirming that the DNS Resolver Cache was successfully flushed.
Also, you can use the command:
- ipconfig /displaydns: To Check out the DNS record under Windows IP configuration.
- ipconfig /registerdns: To reregister DNS entries.
- ipconfig /release: To Release your current IP address settings.
- ipconfig /renew: Reset and request a new IP address to the DHCP server.
Note: We tested the method on Windows 10 but it should work fine on devices running Windows 11, 8, 7, Vista or XP even Windows server 2012, 2008, 2000.
Clear the DNS Cache via Windows PowerShell
Also, you can clear the DNS cache on your computer using Windows Powershell, here is how to do it.
- Press Windows key type powershell and select run as administrator,
- Click yes if UAC (user access control) prompt for confirmation,
- Now type Clear-DnsClientCache and hit enter key to flush the DNS cache
Flush DNS via RUN
Its another easy and fast way to quickly flush DNS cache on your computer.
- Press Windows key + R to open RUN,
- Type ipconfig /flushdns then press enter or click OK.
Clear chrome DNS cache
To clear cache for Chrome browser
- Open google chrome, on address bar type chrome://net-internals/#dns and enter.
- Click on “Clear host cache.”