How to Flush DNS Cache on Linux and Windows

September 14, 2023 / How-to Guide

In this guide, we will explain how to flush DNS Cache on Linux and Windows.

  1. Follow these steps to clear the DNS cache in Linux:
    1. Open your “terminal”.
    2. Execute the following command.
      sudo systemd-resolve --flush-caches
    3. Next, the Terminal will ask for your password. Enter your password to complete the command execution and clear your DNS cache.Note: If you’re using a Linux distribution other than Ubuntu, you can clear your DNS cache by running this command:
      sudo /etc/init.d/dns-clean start
    4. Once you execute this command, you should see that your cache has been successfully cleared.
  2. Now, let us check how to clear the DNS Cache on Windows:
    1.  Click on the “Start” button.
    2. Navigate to Windows Systems > Command Prompt
    3. Enter the following command line.
      ipconfig /flushdns

      clear DNS cache

    4. Executing this command will provide a confirmation indicating the successful flushing of the DNS cache.

In this way, you can flush DNS Cache on Linux and Windows. If you need any assistance do contact our support staff at your earliest.

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