A DNS cache which is also known as DNS resolver cache is a temporary data base which is maintained by computer’s operating system which also contains all the records of attempted or visited websites.
In a learn man language DNS cache is a memory of recent DNS that a computer can quickly refer to when ever it tries to figure out how to load a website.
IMPORTANCE OF A DNS CACHE
The internet use the Domain name system to maintain the index of all the public websites and their IP addresses. It works just like phone book, in a phone book we wouldn’t have to memorize everyone’s number. The same DNS is also used so that we can avoid having to memorize every website’s IP addresses we visited.
HOW TO CHECK YOUR DNS CACHE
checking your operating system’s log to see which DNS records are cached locally. The process depends on the system you are using. The process of checking your DNS cache entries in windows is pretty easy. Simply open your command prompt and enter the following command : ipconfig/displaydns.
Now that we have find out how to check out DNS cache now let’s go back to the main topic of the day which is how to flush Dns cache in windows. Let’s start with windows 10, there are many reasons why you should flush out your DNS cache in windows 10 .One of them is that websites are not resolving correctly and it can cause issues with your DNS cache giving an incorrect address. To flush out the DNS please follow these simple steps
1. Right click on the start icon
2. Click on command prompt
3. The windows command prompt window will appear, type in ipconfig/flushdns and press ENTER
4. you should be able to receive the following message
Windows ipconfiguration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver cache.
HOW TO FLUSH DNS CACHE IN WINDOWS 7
To flush DNS cache in windows 7 these are the easy steps
. Click on the start button and navigate to the command prompt (start> All programs > Accessories >command prompt)
. Ensure that you right click on the command prompt application and choose “Run as administrator ” and lastly type in the command ipconfiguration /flushdns
HOW TO FLUSH DNS CACHE IN WINDOWS 8.1
When browsing the internet, the most vital internal aspect of the procedure is to maintain web traffic. When you attempt to open a web address and you type an address, the query is sent to the domain name server. Here are procedures to flush out DNS cache in windows 8.1.
(1) Open charms bar (windows +C) and click on search. Then you will type command prompt and from the search result, right click on command prompt and select Run as administrator.
(2) After completing the first step you should then type the following command ipconfig/flushdns and press ENTER. If the the command is run successfully, it should produce the following result
Windo8ws ip configuration successfully flushed the DNS resolver cache. By the time the command above finishes , type the command net start dnscache and press ENTER