Leverage Browser Caching
The amount of time that browsers store the cacheable resources available on a website locally is referred to as caching.
Leverage Browser caching refers to the storage of a website’s static files in a visitor’s browser. After that, instead of downloading them from the server, they are easily retrieved from the browser. Actually, it’s used to make each page of a website load faster.
How does it work?
When you visit a website, your browser downloads all of the content on the page as well as popular static files like CSS and JS, and when you visit another page on the same website, your browser installs them again. However, if you allow Leverage Web Caching, all static files will be served from your browser rather than the server. Now, when you visit any page of a website, it can only download the page’s specific contents, and static files will be served by your browser. It speeds up each page of a website in this way.
- The primary advantage is that your website can load faster because static files will be served from your browser.
- It saves a website visitor’s internet data.
- Reduces the demand on the website server and saves bandwidth.
- It simply reduces HTTP requests.
Difference Between Site, Browser, And Server Cache
Site Cache: A site cache is a client-side cache that preserves specific types of content.
Browser Cache: The same types of content are stored in a browser cache, which is saved on your device and managed by the browser. It’s a client-side cache of some kind. When it comes to the browser cache, the required information is saved on the user’s hard drive. This is advantageous because it eliminates the need for the user’s computer to download such heavy elements of a web page every time the user visits it. Clearing the browser cache, on the other hand, is a user’s privilege that must be exercised if the server is to support the most recent version of the webpage.
Server caches: Server caches save information, code, requests, and other data on a server (or multiple servers) and are managed by the server rather than the browser (client) or the user. The aim of a server cache is to keep the most frequently used data on the server. All caching work is done on the server, with no direct access to the browser or the end-user. The server stores a pre-assembled version of a website’s different web pages.
There are tools like Google PageSpeed Insights and GT matrix that will tell you everything you need to know about your website’s results, including what needs to be changed, whether you have browser caching enabled or not, and much more.