March 18, 2020
March 18, 2020
In this guide, we’ll learn how to clear cache, history, and cookies from various desktop and mobile browsers. In addition, we will shortly overview what browser cache is and how it works.
Browser cache refers to temporary storage aimed at making websites load quicker. It works by saving static files in the local computer memory. This reduces the number of requests sent to the webserver that holds the actual files and instead loads them from the local storage. Hence, by caching elements such as HTML, CSS, JS, and images, the browser dramatically reduces load time and resource usage.
Cache is a term used to describe temporary storage. Thus, cached data is the collection of items saved within the cache storage location. Whenever a browser is requested for a specific file, it first checks if the resource is available locally. If not found, the browser sends a request to the corresponding web server and saves it as cached data depending on the file type.
Clearing browser cache removes all the data kept within the temporary storage. As a result, once you first access a website after clearing all the cache, it will take additional time to load. This occurs because no resources can be retrieved locally and all of them will have to be delivered by the corresponding web server.
The files gathered within the browser cache can take up quite a big amount of disk space over time. This may result in your browser working slower than usual and utilizing additional resources. Furthermore, outdated resources within the cache may cause you to see incorrect content. For example, you may have difficulty viewing new changes and updates made on a website. Thus, clearing the browser cache from time to time may help prevent such outcomes.
Clearing cache is a relatively easy task on most desktop browsers. Let’s see how it can be done on the most popular ones.
Mobile browsers utilize caching the same way as desktop browsers do. Therefore, let’s see how to clear cache on the most popular mobile device browsers.
In this tutorial, we’ve learned how to clear the cache on various browsers using mobile and desktop platforms. We’ve also overviewed what browser cache is and how it functions.
Keep in mind that in some cases, incorrect website content may not be the fault of browser cache. Many website creation tools, such as WordPress, have their own caching mechanisms that work from the server-side. In such a case, clearing WordPress cache would be required.
February 27 2020
Hello, after following these steps for Google Chrome, it seems that hostinger might have forgot who I was. I closed my browser after clearing the cache, then when I opened it again, I logged back into the hPanel and it said "No Plan Found. Please Select Your Plan!" I'm a little worried but hopefully you guys can help. My domain is jarzarr.org and do you guy know how I might be able to fix this problem?
Replied on March 12 2020
Hi Issiah, Clearing the cache will not delete your plan or account. If problems still exist, please contact our chat support. :)