Clearing Your DNS Cache

Some connectivity issues (typically being unable to reach a particular site) can be caused by a corrupted DNS cache on your computer. Clearing, or "flushing" this cache is easy to do.

Windows

  • Type command into the start menu's search bar.
  • Right-click on Command Prompt when it appears.
  • Select Run as Administrator.
  • Enter this command: ipconfig /flushdns
  • Press the Enter button, then close the window.

Linux

  • Open the Terminal
  • Enter this command: systemctl restart systemd-resolved.service
  • Press the Enter button, then close the window.
Please note (click to expand)

Technically this restarts the local name service, however this involves flushing the cache.

We officially support Ubuntu; it is possible the procedure is different on your distro. This should be easy to search for on Google (or DuckDuckGo, if you prefer!).

macOS

  • Open the Terminal
  • Enter this command: systemctl restart systemd-resolved.service
  • Press the Enter button, then close the window.

(Older versions of macOS may need to use a different command.)

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