An Overview of Caching
This article came from a course we created and I thought it would be helpful here as well.
When developing a website, it may seem like you are making changes but they just aren’t sticking. This can be really frustrating for everyone. If you know you’ve made a change and it isn’t showing up, it’s likely due to caching. Caching is a way of storing information so that a page will load faster and there are many layers.
- Your internet provider caches the content you view while using your data plan or wifi.
- Your browser caches the content you view.
- The tools used to build your website have a cache system.
- The host server caches the content you view.
- And so on…many layers.
While it can be very helpful in the big picture for you, your visitors and the companies doing the caching, it’s a pain when you are trying to develop. Here is a video we did on the topic along with an audio version.