Chrome Is Slow: Resolving DNS

Applies to: Google Chrome web browser, most versions.  Windows & Mac / OS X

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Google Chrome is a great internet web browser and most people use it every day without any issues, but as with any computer program, Chrome is not perfect.

One common problem that many people experience while using the Chrome web browser is a gradual (or sometimes sudden) slow-down while loading website pages.  Once the web page loads, the speed is normal, but when first waiting for the page to load, there may be a delay of several seconds or more.  During the delay you may see "Resolving Host" in the Chrome status bar.

How to fix "Resolving Host"

Luckily, the fix is simple, just follow these steps:

  • While in the Google Chrome web browser, type in (or copy and paste) the following into the URL/address bar:

    • chrome://net-internals/#dns   and press Enter or Return
  • You should now see the Chrome internals DNS page with information about your network DNS system.
  • Scroll down to where you find "Host resolver cache" and find the "Clear host cache" button
  • Click "clear host cache"
  • Fully exit from Chrome or restart your computer
  • Open Chrome again and it should now load pages as fast as always with no more "resolving host" delays!

 

If you have any questions or continue to have trouble, post a comment below.

 

   

   

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