Word of the week: Cache

Word of the week: Cache

By Word of the Week on January 3rd, 2014

A cache is the instrument through which a browser saves the data necessary to see a website. It is a collection of web pages, including text, images and other media stored on a hard drive used for quicker viewing when you revisit the same site in the future. Clearing your cache every so often is recommended to access the newest version of a website. For example, if you redesign a page on your website, the previous version of the site may appear until the cache has been cleared. By actively clearing your browser’s cache, you are able to view the most updated copy and design available on a site. In addition, your browser’s cache may become corrupted, causing 404 or 502 errors and clearing it allows you to avoid such issues. The top search engines on the web make it very simple to clear your cache, so users can view the most updated versions of websites.