Have you tried clearing your cache?
If you’re having issues seeing an update on your website, chances are you’ve been asked this question. What does it mean, and how do you do it? We’ve answered these common cache questions below.
What does it mean?
Your cache is an area on your computer’s hard drive that stores web pages and browsing data from every internet site you’ve visited or downloaded something from. Instead of reloading each page, your computer pulls the page up locally from the cache. This allows your computer’s display time to operate much faster while you browse the internet.
Since the cache is storing previously saved web pages, it may be necessary to clear the cache in order to see the latest updates to a webpage. Clearing the cache deletes these temporary files from your hard drive and makes your computer download the latest available version of a webpage.
How do you do it?
There are a couple different ways to clear your cache, and they all depend on your operating system (OS) and browser. We recommend trying the easiest first, but neither way is too difficult. First try a force refresh using these keyboard shortcuts depending on your OS:
Windows: ctrl + F5
Mac/Apple: Apple + R or command + R
If you still aren’t seeing an updated webpage, click on your browser below to see the guides created by the folks at refreshyourcache.com.
Internet Explorer 11 Chrome Safari Firefox 2 Firefox 3
Don’t see your browser? No worries! Here’s a list of all of Windows and Apple browsers.
Won’t storing files on my computer makes it slower?
Yes and no. Caching speeds up display time when navigating through web pages. While it’s true that if the cache gets too full it could affect the speed of your computer, it takes very large amounts of data for that to happen.
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