What is Cache and Why do I need to know what it is?

12 Jul. 2013 - - Total Reads 5,080

7 of 7 – For Account Managers, Owners, Marketing Managers and Clients – What is Cache Why do I need to know what it is?

Please note this is Linked From our Main Article – 7 Things Clients Should Know When Building A Website

 

I must have said this at least a thousand times, “Have you cleared your cache?” and then realised that clients generally have no idea what I am talking about. Cache is memory that remembers a previous state of a website. So often, when we make a live change to a client’s website and they look at it, it appears nothing has changed!

To avoid the difficulty of clearing it(and loosing your browser / cookie history), install a second web-browser like Firefox and run it in privacy mode; set it to remember no cookies, store no data or images and no browser history. When you need to look at updates to your website, use Firefox instead of your standard browser to eliminate the chance that cache is showing you old content. 

Andmine Cache

This isn’t 100% foolproof, as your Internet provider may be caching content too. Depending on the time you have available, you may need to trust in your agency until you get home to check on another device, or for example: load the full site on your mobile. There is always a work-around for cache, but sometimes it means getting creative. Rest assured, if one computer is showing the latest version, cache will catch up and render the right content in the next day or two.

  << Back to Main Article 

Michael Simonetti
Posted by:

Post Reads: 5.1K

Share this

Go on, see if you can challenge us on "What is Cache and Why do I need to know what it is?" - Part of our 169 services at AndMine. We are quick to respond but if you want to go direct, test us during office hours.

Add Your Comment

Trusted by

Jalna
Madman Entertainment
CSquared Executive
Arthur Galan
Chia
Atlantic Group
Telstra
Smh
Melbourne Central
Crumpler
Tassal
Switzer
Engineers Without Borders
Dial Before You Dig
The Burger Cheese
Maxine
Ebay
Bintani
Etihad Stadium
Swin
DepSkin.com
Fairfax Media
Bulk Nutrients
iPrimus
MyAccount
DeeWhy Market
Rydges
Bank of Cyprus
Toy World
Schiavello
Ego Pharmaceuticals
Tek Ocean
MAP
Xavier
Hairhouse Warehouse
Moov Head Lice
Anthill
Australia Goverment
National Museum of Australia
White Suede
Scrum
National Relay Services
passage to india
Oakdale
Macmillan
Amino Active
Matchbox
TSB
Nmiinsurance
Rock Pool Group
News
Castran Gilbert
BlackMores
abc
Grow Your Business
Hanover
ISO Certified
Aqium Gel
Viktoria + Woods
Shell
Federation
Microsoft-Certified-Azure-Fundamentals
Metricon
Mamma Lucia
Movember
QV Skincare
Focus On Furniture
Royal Freemasons
Melrose Health
Celebrate health
Forbes
Magento Solution Specialist
Sports Power
Fortune Institute
The Age
Van Egmond Group
Associated Press
Heat Holders
Palace Cinemas
Kay Burton
21st Century Education Agency
LBG Australia and New Zealand
Natralus Australia
Magento
Australian organic foods
BCG
Grays Ecommerce
Professional
Beaumont
RMIT University
vissf
Melrose MCT
Cronos Australia
Fresh Cheese Company
Melbourne Heart
Fed Square
ADP Payroll
Uber
Positive Poster
Digital Agency Panitsync
Green St Juice
One Shift
POSTER Magazine
WTFN
Parker Lane
Brisbane Times
AC/DC
GPT Group
Google
Eway
Acquia Drupal Certification
Rackspace
Smart Company
Liveoneday
Coles
Loan Market
Appstore
Bondi Sands
Ello
SunSense Digital Agency
Australian Physiotherapy Association
Bigcommerce
Canberra
High Street Armadale
McArthur Skincare
Victorian Government
TPP
tribe
Sunday creek
Ubertas Group
James Buyer Advocates
Arc One
MSAC
Max
CBRE
Florsheim
Tony and Guy
OMS
University of Melbourne
131 Pizza
Garmin
Windsorsmith
Novvi
Bostik
Drupal
Elucent
Paypal
Watches of Switzerland
Grow Rich
Dusa
Unsw Australia
Jetstar
Marshall White
OJAY
Oracle
CAN
Engine Swim
GooglePlay
street kitchen
Instant RockStar
Vendor Advocacy Australia
Dinosaur Designs

Testimonials

Thank you for all of your hard work in getting our beautiful Melrose website live today. Woohoo!From the incredible design, to all of the behind the scenes technical aspects, to making it all come together and managing all of our feedback. - Lucinda Hobson, Melrose Project Manager Thank you to each and everyone of you for your dedication and hard work in getting this live and running and for your continuous hard work over the week in ironing out the issues that come with a website launch. Kat Heath, Melrose Group Marketing Manager

More Testimonials
AndMine-Google-Partner-Signature