Hosts file update (Windows 10) - pinging OK but browser still loading old website
Posted on 2016-09-28
I have updated my hosts file to manually redirect website.com to go to a specific IP address. I flushed DNS and pinged website.com and it is resolving the correct IP. However, when I open a browser and go to the site, it is loading the old website (Wrong / Old IP Address).
I have tried clearing all the browser history, and running in private mode. Browsers I have tested with are Firefox, IE, and Chrome.
Any ideas why the browsers will not go to the IP address loaded in the HOSTS file.