Introduction to Flushing your DNS

Are you receiving a lot of "Page Not Found" errors and you know the page should be there? Sometimes you need to clear out your cache on your computer. Flushing the DNS will permit your computer to receive new data by flushing out the old data that is causing you problems.

How Can this Help Me?

DNS is an acronym for the Domain Name System. The memory of all the DNS lookups which your computer has performed is called the ‘DNS cache’. Sometimes, for various reasons, the cache becomes corrupt or out of date. The most common is that you are unable to access some websites in your browser. When this happens, you might receive an error message when you know the website is there on the internet.

That’s when flushing the DNS cache can sometimes help resolve the issue.

Please Note:

This training is for those who are running Windows on a PC. I have not yet updated to Windows 10, so I will be showing you how to do it using Windows 7, because that is what I am currently using. Depending on your computer and operating system, it might be slightly different for you.




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scottdonna Premium
thanks stephill just flushed my DNS don't know if it will help my computer but thanks
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stephhill Premium
It could not hurt at least Scott. Okay, now I am off to try and help you out... :)
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Martstervt Premium
Good tutorial Steph,very easy to follow. I'm on a Mac and recently followed some Google instruction that didn't seem accurate because I could not find some of the prompts,or maybe it was me being a newbie.
Your efforts are appreciated.

Marty
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stephhill Premium
Hi Marty

It is different for a Mac, but unfortunately, since I am not a Mac user, I can not offer advice. Wish I could help you though. :)
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TopAchiever Premium
Could you perhaps Google and see if there is a Mac emulator software?
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stephhill Premium
I was thinking of doing that. Not a bad idea.
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Nicole7 Premium
Hi Steph, thanks for this helpful tip!
I just tried the commands in Windows 10 and it worked successfully as well.
Thanks!
Nicole
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stephhill Premium
Oh Good. I had not updated this computer I am using to Windows 10, so I was not sure if it would work the same way and I did not want to automatically assume it would and cause confusion.

Thank you Nicole for clarifying that it works successfully in Windows 10 with following this tutorial. :)
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Mark1957 Premium
Another really good tutorial Steph, especially for the many, many computer novices like me who are here hoping to learn a lot from scratch.
We can't all be expected to be competent on even basic computer stuff and only be here to learn about internet marketing, it doesn't work like that when many will be attracted to this platform under the "no experience needed" banner.
Thanks for this and all of your other tutorials Steph, it's good people like yourself who people like me (numpties) rely on to get past difficulties that others take for granted.
Having come here and paid my monthly dues, I don't necessarily want to go somewhere else to learn stuff if at all possible....after all, it's all relevant to making money online using a computer, isn't it?
Mark
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stephhill Premium
Yes it is Mark and thank you for that additional support regarding my highly controversial blog which some seemed to disagree with, but the majority felt like you did. Anything having to do with learning the ins and outs of computers is relevant to internet marketing.

For those wondering what Mark and I are referring to, here is one of more recent blogs in which my training was in question: Thank you Mark. As always, you are awesome. I too am still learning, but I pay it forward by passing the knowledge out to others....that is what we do here. ;)
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Mark1957 Premium
You're very welcome Steph.....I wouldn't want to be excluded from this awesome site because I am a novice at computer stuff and neither would I want anybody else to be.

For anybody whose interested, I'm not being critical of anybody or taking any side of this matter, just saying it how it is from my perspective.....and it happens to agree with Steph's viewpoint!

Mark
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stephhill Premium
Thank you again Mark. I am a novice still with affiliate marketing. We are all novices to some degree. How are things going today?
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Mark1957 Premium
Had a busy day elsewhere Steph so just trying to catch up a wee bit....might watch some tv soon though....a little bit of "Suits", ever seen it?
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Mark1957 Premium
And another thing Steph.....................you're a novice at affiliate marketing and I've picked up a little knowledge of internet marketing over the last few years, so our skills (to whatever level) should be mutually beneficial to the platform and community as a whole.

I don't see why anyone should feel, or be, left out because they lack one or the other (technical or marketing) so let's all contribute in whatever way we can without having to resort to other platforms which might actually take people away from here or discourage them from joining up in the first place.

Just my view.
Mark
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stephhill Premium
Very well said Mark. I could not agree more. The thing about the WA community is that we are all diverse. We are diverse in our backgrounds, thought processes and skills. We should always embrace that diversity: We all have something to contribute and share with others. I have my strengths and you have your strengths as everyone here at WA does. Sharing those strengths can help everyone become more well rounded with their skill sets.
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Mark1957 Premium
Hallelujah :-)
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LLiu Premium
So very helpful, thank you Steph!
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stephhill Premium
Thank you as always Linda.
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