We all know that IT professionals speak their own language. It can be frustrating when an IT person casually recommends a simple fix and you still have no idea what they are talking about. I see this happen many times a day when an IT person says this, “that’s a browser issue, just clear your cache.” So let’s make life easier for everyone and translate that sentence.
What Does Cache Mean?
This simply means that the browser you are using is presenting a saved version of the webpage. This happens because that saved version of the page may load faster than actually loading the page. Some websites are developed to only show cached versions of their pages because it is faster. We all know that nobody wants to wait for a slow website. This can cause confusion when you are trying to update an event or a blog post and the page you are updating does not appear to be changing.
Clearing the Cache
Now that we understand what cache means and why it is important, let’s talk about clearing the cache. Honestly the easiest way to clear a browser cache in every browser is to press Ctrl + Shift + Delete at the same time.