Learn why the DNS Server is not responding
What are the reasons due to which DNS error stops responding? Mention ways to fix the problem.
DNS server stands for ‘Domain Name Server’. It is a technology used for handling the different names of webpage and other internet domains. The DNS server technology helps to type the address of the webpage like a name on the web browser and it will find out the exact address of the webpage and displays on the web browser. It stores the names and IP address of all the WebPages. The main error related to a DNS server is ‘Not Responding’. This may occur due to many reasons. The main reason for DNS server error is that, it cannot resolve the IP address of the webpage typed on the browser. Either the reason is 'local' or 'remote'. By ‘local’ it means that the error in the client side Internet connection. If it is ‘remote’, the problem may be with the web server that hosting that web address.
Discussed below are some points that will help the users to solve the problems regarding DNS server:
- Changing the firewall settings
- Clearing the DNS cache and cookies
- Checking the DNS server settings
Changing the firewall settings
Firewall is an application to prevent the unwanted accessing of internet from and to the system. All the internet data traffic is controlled by the firewall. So in some cases, firewall will block some software to access the internet. If the browser is banned by the firewall from the accessing the Internet, it will show DNS server errors. So by changing the settings of firewall users can solve the DNS issues.
Clearing the DNS cache and cookies
By clearing the cache and cookies of the DNS server, users can solve the DNS server problems. Cache and cookies are used to store the path of the webpage, which is opened last time and thus to make the browsing faster. But if in the last chance the opening of the page fails, that also will be stored on it. So if the user tries to open the page again, it will lead to the last error page. In order to avoid such DNS problems, it is recommended to clear the cache and cookies on time.
The wrong settings on the DNS server also creates some problems. Due to the wrong settings on the server it may not work properly. So try to get the details about the DNS server from the ISP and verify that all the settings are correct. Thus by verifying the settings also, the DNS server issues can be resolved.
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