If you directly want to see how to clear/flush chrome’s DNS cache go the last part of the article.
Recently I started using Safari as my “personal” browser. In recent versions Apple did a great job and corrected most of the frustrating UX problems and since Apple is still preventing anyone to correctly integrate another browser into iOS I was already using it a lot. Plus I like to know that they are not scanning and analyzing my any single move on the web.
However I still use Chrome as my development and professional browser. I really prefer chrome’s development console and most the best development extensions are only available for Chrome and Firefox.
How to clear/flush Google Chrome internal DNS cache
As a developer I open new hosting and domain names, and modify existing ones, hundred of times every year. A lot of times I have to do a little bit of DNS tweaking to make things works properly. And most of the time I loose some time because I did everything right but chrome still shows me the old web server or some other nonsense. This is happening because Chrome uses it own DNS caching system to speed up page loading. And today i discovered how to easily flush this cache! This is very simple:
- Go to chrome://net-internals/#dns
- Press the “Clear host cache” button
And you’re done! Refresh your new url and you’ll get fresh DNS records resolving.
Read more about Chrome’s various network features in its documentation.