Google Chrome is most lightest and commonly used powerful browser with many interesting features, specially tons of addon’s that will make your internet surfing very easy, some of features are hidden from average users, with some little digging around internet you can uncover variety of power features that will allow users to perform some useful tasks. One of such hidden feature is to manually clear out Chrome DNS host cache from browser itself. This is helpful for situations where a user has to change DNS settings or flush system DNS in macOS is either insufficient or impossible.
This tip will really help you out for a user who is working with DNS, web workers and developers with this trick he can clear DNS.
Steps Clearing DNS Caches in Google Chrome Browser
Clearing DNS cache flushing trick is same in all versions of chrome whether for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.
- From the Google Chrome browser, hit Command+L on a Mac (or Control+L on a PC) to place the cursor into the URL Bar, then enter the following URL exactly:
- Hit return to access all DNS details, name servers, entries, and lookups in Chrome, look under the “Host resolver cache” section for the “Clear host cache” button – click this button to clear out all DNS cache specifically for the Chrome web browser
Once the Chrome DNS cache has been cleared out your active and expired entry count will reset to zero and the browser will have dumped all DNS caches. You do not need to relaunch the Chrome browser for changes to take effect to DNS cache, which makes this a little less intrusive (and browser specific) compared to flushing system DNS.