TTX 003: How to Clear Local DNS Cache

Few days back, as I was browsing through websites, I got to know that I could not access other web pages except Twitter, Facebook and Google services (e.g. Gmail, Google+, Google Drive and the rest), and to my surprise the problem does not emanate from the service provider. I had a phone conversation with my service provider and I got to know the problem isn’t from their side, they even told me frankly and I quote:

“There’s nothing we can do about the issue at this time except you can visit our nearest help center with your personal computer manufacturer for help regarding the issue.”

I felt bad hearing this and my PC kept disallowing me from accessing some of my favorites websites except the three giants — I guess you know them already? Google, Facebook and Twitter!

Which way to go? How do I fix my Local DNS cache issue?

There are no other choices for me than turning to the internet giant, uncle Google for guidance!

I conducted series of research(es) with varying keywords in order to know if someone else have ever been in my type of condition in the past.

If you want to know how I conducted the keyword research, kindly check my article here. It explains to a length how to do just that. So, back to the issue on ground!

Luckily for me, I was able to come across a blog post that guided me through the process of clearing my computer local DNS cache and the rest other clustering files.

I was happy immediately I made those changes and the PC started transferring data from every websites I visited that night. And I’ve decided to share the same method with you guys in case of next time.

How to Clear Local DNS Cache on Windows PC

If you are experiencing difficulties in accessing a certain website, or any kind of web pages. Maybe it has been moved, or it has an www/http version issue, or other errors different from those popular ones we’re familiar with such as Error 404 and the rest, which mostly emanates from web hosting service providers, then I have this short tutorial to guide you through the simple to follow step by step guide for clearing windows computer local DNS cache.

To clear your computer local DNS cache to give way for new information to be stored on your computer, thereby deleting the old files, simply follow the steps below.

Step to clearing Windows Computer Local DNS Cache

On your computer desktop, locate the Starticon and type inRun“- Please note that the RUN icon looks like a search box. So inside the search box provided, input the following characters with proper formatting.

Type in ipconfig /flushdns

Note: There’s a blank space after ipconfig before the slash “/” and the “flushdns“, failure to input those value as given above won’t yield any good result.

Go to “START” >> “RUN” >> type “IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS” >> and press OK button.

How to Clear Local DNS Cache with ease tutorial by Olawale Daniel of TechAtLast International

You’ll receive a confirmation that your local DNS cache has been flushed successfully. Now reload websites or you can restart your computer in order to allow the PC apply the changes perfectly.

Please Note: This does not modify your host file entries. If you run ipconfig /displaydns entries in the host file, this will still be listed.

You can also watch any of these three videos on how to clear local dns cache manually where I listed the best three online videos that I came across while searching online for the solution.

Do you have any other methods for clearing Windows PC local DNS cache that’s different from the above method, would you mind sharing them with us in the comment section below? Thanks for your time.


8 responses to “TTX 003: How to Clear Local DNS Cache”

  1. the jump manual Avatar
    the jump manual

    cant wait for the videos dude. ive been waiting for something like this.. thanks i hope they help me out

    1. Olawale Daniel Tayo Avatar

      Okay. You can read it in the above links

  2. electrofusion Avatar

    You are a saint Olawale. I have done so much reading today thanks to your blogs. Now down to work:)

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar
      Olawale Daniel

      Thanks for your comment

  3. Stewart Sillitoe Avatar

    I was examining some of your posts on this site and I think this site is real instructive! Retain putting up.

  4. Rehman Baig Mirza Avatar
    Rehman Baig Mirza

    thanx for such an interesting post. I followed as you said and it worked well. thanx a lot. can i also know how to cache website pages using Alternative PHP cache,Quickcache and JPcache. thanx

    1. Olawale Daniel Avatar

      Hey Rehman,

      I will publish three different articles in couple of weeks on how to cache website pages using either of Alternative PHP cache, Quick Cache or JP Cache. Thank you for staying by. Btw, you can subscribe to TechAtlast so we can update you when the posts goes live here. 🙂

  5. Claire Avatar

    Wow, it fixed my issues. The website is loading correctly from my end now. Best solution for clearing DNS cache I have read out there. Most kinda confusing for me.

    Thank you Daniel.

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