Isn’t it irritating when you’re Googling something important (like cat videos) and your browser becomes unbearingly slow? Well, if you checked the internet connection and it seems like that’s not the culprit, it may be time to consider flushing your Domain Name System (DNS) cache!
The more information that you have saved in the cache, the slower your computer will be browsing the web. Deleting the browser cache data helps to troubleshoot these issues, and helps decrease the load time of web pages.
This script clears the DNS cache. Flushing the DNS cache will erase any IP addresses or other records from your cache.
By flushing the DNS cache, you may fix hostname and server lookup issues, but please bear in mind it might not solve all connectivity issues.
How to flush or clear the DNS cache on Windows?
You can flush the DNS cache to clear your browsing history data by going to Admin > Patch Management and IT Automation and opening your profile or creating a new one. Under Scripts, click Add script. Then type “Flush Cache” in the search bar. Clone the script to save it in your My Scripts tab. From here, you can select the script to add it to the automation profile, where it will run silently when scheduled.
How to fix “cannot find server” errors?
There are several ways to fix “cannot find server” errors, including checking your internet connection, switching browsers, and restarting your modem or router.
That being said, another option is to clear the DNS cache, which can be easily done using this clever script!
How to fix DNS errors in browsers or other applications?
Flushing the DNS cache often fixes many DNS errors in the browser as well as other applications. This often helps to resolve security, internet connectivity, and other issues.
Please note that clearing the DNS cache will not clear your browsing history as this is stored within the browser itself (and is entirely independent of the DNS cache).