094 90 48200     Get SUPPORT

Aniar IT Services Blog

2 minutes reading time (402 words)

Know Your Tech: Cache

Know Your Tech: Cache

If you hang out around technology professionals for any period of time, chances are that you’ve heard the word “cache” used before. The word, pronounced cash, is usually heard in the phrase, “clear the cache,” but if you don’t know what this phrase means, how can you benefit from it? Since this week’s tech term is “cache,” let’s get into the details.

What is a Cache?
Most words used in computing have meanings outside technology, so it’s natural that cache has appeared elsewhere in language before now. A cache is essentially storage that is hidden away from the general public. Maybe you have a stash of goodies in your desk that are meant for “emergencies,” or perhaps you have a cache of pens hidden away because people keep stealing them from you. Either way, it’s a collection of something that you want to keep out of sight, and it has its uses for computing as well.

A cache can also be a hardware or software function that keeps data stored somewhere hidden away for faster processing in the future. This can be anything from a cache allowing your network’s data to travel faster from point A to point B, to a web browser storing information from certain web pages so that they are loaded faster than they otherwise would be. Simply put, the cache makes computing easier and more efficient--or at least, it’s meant to.

So What Does “Clear the Cache” Mean?
Clearing the cache in a web browser is easy. All it takes is the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+F5. What this does for your device is that it allows the website to update any information that it has stored in the cache. This includes cookies and other website data that it may have stored. How this comes into play is when a website is updated and its appearance needs to be updated in the cache. If you fail to clear it, you might not be looking at the most up-to-date version of the website. Caches are most effective when they are small, so it helps to clear it once in a while to keep it that way.

Before clearing a network cache, however, you’ll want to first make sure that any drastic changes are handled by a networking professional. Aniar IT Services would be happy to further explain the process of caching and what it means for your business. To learn more, reach out to us at 094 90 48200 .

Your Router Can Host Some Pretty Nasty Malware
Why You’ll Want to Consider Hosted VoIP Telephony
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, August 20 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy Tech Term Google Email Microsoft Cloud Business Computing Data Backup VoIP Malware Android Innovation User Tips Cloud Computing Data Recovery Hardware Internet How To Data Small Business Network Security Hackers Backup Managed IT Services Mobile Devices Computers Chrome Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity Communication Smartphone Windows Software Communications Network Collaboration Browser Smartphones Cybercrime Internet of Things Money Data Security Two-factor Authentication Applications BDR Passwords Efficiency Outsourced IT Gadgets Vulnerability Business Management IT Support Data Protection Office 365 IT Services Saving Money Word Windows 10 Ransomware Facebook Business Spam Router Connectivity Mobile Device Management Virtualization Law Enforcement CES Unsupported Software Computer Data Storage Managed IT Encryption Update Infrastructure Business Intelligence Hosted Solutions Content Management VPN Business Continuity Spam Blocking Apps Windows 7 Password Information Managed IT services Blockchain Bring Your Own Device Microsoft Office Redundancy Operating System IT Management Telephone Systems App Social Engineering BYOD Website Paperless Office Avoiding Downtime Miscellaneous Phishing Upgrade Identity Theft Social Media Comparison Remote Monitoring IT Plan OneNote Tip of the week Workers Access Control File Sharing Specifications Data Management Sports HVAC Evernote Cleaning Telephony Trending Public Cloud Machine Learning Wi-Fi Cryptocurrency HaaS Scam Recycling Devices Fraud Workplace Tips Windows Server 2008 Augmented Reality Authentication Server Data loss Training Human Resources Computer Fan Keyboard Practices Cache Software Tips YouTube HBO Safe Mode eWaste Thought Leadership Smart Office Botnet Telecommuting Amazon Networking The Internet of Things Computer Care Bandwidth Cortana Alert Disaster Recovery Staff FENG Charger Hosted Computing Skype Wireless Internet Outlook Government Amazon Web Services Accountants Virtual Assistant Voice over Internet Protocol Legal Automation Document Management Travel Remote Work Enterprise Content Management Patch Management Big Data Password Manager Nanotechnology Tools Work/Life Balance Recovery Wireless Charging Inventory Meetings Managed Service Start Menu HIPAA USB Solid State Drive Frequently Asked Questions Holiday Downtime Save Money Sync Multi-Factor Security Criminal Windows 10s Google Drive Password Management Business Mangement Smart Tech Screen Mirroring Millennials Digital Signature Excel Google Apps Mobile Device Employer-Employee Relationship MSP Electronic Medical Records Wire Audit Physical Security Servers Online Shopping Productivity Root Cause Analysis Telephone System Addiction Private Cloud Entertainment NIST Flash Google Docs Gmail Settings Cast Value Workforce Credit Cards PDF Public Speaking Hard Drives Compliance Presentation Search Lithium-ion battery Regulation Tech Support Wireless Technology 5G CrashOverride IBM Safety Productivity Remote Worker Marketing Emergency Hacker Budget Company Culture Managed Service Provider Customer Relationship Management Competition Wiring IP Address Hiring/Firing Users Managing Stress Customer Service Twitter WiFi Mobile Office Fun Domains Wireless Windows 10