Browser Cache, About

What is Browser Cache?

Your web browser stores a copy of every site you visit on your computer in special folders it calls its cache. This saves a copy of every HTML page, graphic, sound and other static content that your page needs when loading a web page. This cache is made so that subsequent requests for the same page will load faster, as the images and media are already downloaded to your computer.

What is the Benefit of Clearing a Browser's Cache?

Because the cache is only updated every 24-72 hours, at any time, your browser could be displaying outdated data. By clearing the browser's cache, you are telling your browser, “forget what you have downloaded and go download it again.” This allows you to get the most recent update of what is on the server. This can be critical if you are working on your website and want to see what the latest version looks like.

My Updated Content is not Loading. What Should I Do?

If you are having issues with your web pages not loading content that was recently uploaded to your hosting account, follow the steps here to clear your local system's cache. If this does not resolve the issue then you may need to contact your ISP and request they manually flush their current cache. If the ISP denies your request, you will have to wait for them to automatically clear their cache which may take 24-72.