How to Clear Your Browser and Computer DNS Cache

Andrea Ferguson

President at AndiSites Inc.
Andi is founder and President of AndiSites Inc. She writes about website design and development, best practices, and random stuff her busy brain thinks would be useful.
Andrea Ferguson

Launched your new website but still seeing the old one?  Changed hosts and now seeing “Page Not Found” errors? Before you worry, try clearing your browser and DNS cache–some like to hold on to the past.

 

Clearing Your Browser Cache

Different browsers and versions have different methods, but here’s a good resource that stays pretty much up-to-date: http://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/

Clearing Your Computer’s DNS Cache

If your new site resides on a new server (e.g., you’ve changed hosts, or moved from a shared server to a VPS), you’ll need to clear your computer’s DNS cache as well. The folks at cPanel have easy-to-follow instructions: https://docs.cpanel.net/display/CKB/How+To+Clear+Your+DNS+Cache

Clearing your Windows 10 DNS Cache

Clearing your OS X El Capitan DNS Cache

 

Still not seeing the new site?  It could be that the DNS hasn’t fully propagated yet (it can take up to 72 hours).  To check the progress of your propagation, enter your domain name at www.whatsmydns.net.

 

Still have questions or concerns?  Contact us and we’ll send you in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

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