How to Flush your DNS Cache ?

The following methods allow you to remove old and inaccurate DNS information that may result in 404 errors.

Windows 8

To clear your DNS cache if you use Windows 8, perform the following steps:

  1. On your keyboard, press Win+X to open the WinX Menu.
  2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  3. Run the following command:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message:

    Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Windows 7

To clear your DNS cache if you use Windows 7, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Enter cmd in the Start menu search text box.
  3. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Run the following command:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message:

    Windows IP configuration successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

Windows XP, 2000, or Vista

To clear your DNS cache if you use Windows XP, 2000, or Vista, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start.
  2. On the Start menu, click Run....
    • If you do not see the Run command in Vista, enter run in the Search bar.
  3. Run the following command in the Run text box:

    ipconfig /flushdns

    If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message:

    Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

MacOS 10.10.4 and above

To clear your DNS cache if you use MacOS X version 10.10.4 or above, perform the following steps:

  1. ClickApplications.
  2. ClickUtilities.
  3. ClickTerminal.
  4. Run the following command:

    sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

    If the command succeeds, the system doesnotreturn any output.

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