How do I clear my DNS Cache?

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QUESTION
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We just switched to your hosting services, and we are still seeing our old web site at our past hosting provider, how do we fix this?

How do I clear my DNS Cache?

How to Flush DNS Cache

 

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ANSWER
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When a site is switched over from one hosting company to another, a process called DNS Propagation has to take place across the planet for everything to be pointing at your new servers here.
You don’t have anything to worry about of course, as anySiteHosting.com takes care of this process for you.

The process does take time though – what happens is all of the Internet Service Providers across the planet have to update their DNS Caches to realize you have your web site hosted with a new provider now. It is a very automated process, but can still take between 24-72 hours for go live to actually occur around the world.

If you are anxious to see the new site and would like some hints on how to help things along, you can try some of the ideas listed in the EXAMPLES section.

 

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EXAMPLES
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REBOOT

Reboot your computer.

Reboot your modem (Cable, DSL, Satellite, what have you)

Reboot your network equipment (Wireless Access Point, Router, Firewall, what have you)

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DNS CACHE


Windows Computer

Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 98, 95
At a command line (Start, Run, Command  -OR- Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt)
Type: IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS
This flushes your computer’s DNS cache and forces it to do a fresh lookup next time you try and visit your web site.
CLOSE ALL BROWSERS before trying again though, as your browser’s cache can be independent from your DNS cache.


Macintosh / Apple Computer

OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Enter the following two commands in your TERMINAL and hit enter
sudo discoveryutil mdnsflushcache
sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches

OS X 10.7.x Lion or 10.8.x Mountain Lion
Enter the following command in your TERMINAL and hit enter
sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard
Enter the following command in your TERMINAL and hit enter
dscacheutil -flushcache

OS X 10.5.x Tiger
Enter the following command in your TERMINAL and hit enter
lookupd -flushcache

 

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INTERNAL DNS

Do you have your own in-house servers?
Is one of them perhaps a DNS or Domain Server?
Work with your Network Admin (or call us!) to have them update the DNS Server to point at your new IP Address.
To find what your web site’s IP Address is, please follow these steps:
http://www.anysitesupport.com/how-do-i-find-my-web-sites-ip-address/

 

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APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS
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DNS
Go Live
Transfer

 

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REF
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By | 2017-04-03T02:03:10+00:00 June 29th, 2011|anySiteSolutions.com, Computers, DNS, Documentation|0 Comments