Refreshing the DNS Server
Get to know more on how to refresh the DNS server
DNS or Domain Name Servers are an integral pat of the Internet that is used to resolve the human readable domain names into machine readable binary addresses. In other words the DNS servers are used to resolve host names into consecutive IP addresses. The DNS helps in simplifying the use of the Internet by making the computer generated domains and addresses into something that the users can read and understand as website names. There are many benefits for using DNS servers on a network. The primary benefit is that it is fast and easy to use when compared with other technologies and it offers users with higher levels of security by using secure encryption of data that is transferred over the network. The DNS servers employed on a network have the capabilities to work under minimal issues as they have an error checker feature that updates the network status every time the users updates their DNS server addresses. Another major benefit is that the DHN servers are stable and capable of managing multiple domains and sub domains when compared with the alternatives and hence makes it more consistent when it comes to performance.
Here is more on refreshing the DNS server:
- Run CMD
- Enter IP Config Commands
- Refresh DNS Server
The users can refresh the DNS server by using some commands in the Windows command line utility or CMD. The users can also make use of separate software programs to refresh the DNS server but is safer to use CMD as it requires no additional resources and program installation. The users can launch or run the CMD using the options in the system start menu.
Enter IP Config Commands
The users should launch the CMD using elevate privileges, that is, you should run it as administrator so as to prevent user rights issues from causing problems. After opening the CMD as administrator, the users should enter the 'IP Config /?' command into the tool and select 'Enter'. This is a help command and will display a number of supported commands in that series.
The users should select the flush DNS from among the listed commands in the series and should enter it as the next string. This will flush the DNS server cache used by the system and will refresh the used DNS server. The users should exit CMD after flushing the DNS server cache and should reconnect with a network for the changes to take effect.
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