Lexicon

Cache

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EN You've probably heard of 'clearing your cache', but maybe you weren't really sure of what it meant. Well, it has something to do with your web browser. Clearing your cache is often the second solution when you experience minor problems on a web page, after refreshing. The 'cache memory' exists because of a basic truth: the Internet is often slow. So it’s faster to get something from your hard disk than to get it from the Internet. Since all websites have many of the same elements on multiple pages (like the logo or pictures), why not just download it once and then store it so you can use it again? This way the web pages will load much faster. So that's what browser cache is for. It stores things in the background and makes sure your Internet experience runs smoothly. 'Then why should I clear that cache?' Well, a lot of websites do updates all the time and, sometimes, just sometimes their updates don't get through because of that cache. Are we clear?


NL Je hebt waarschijnlijk al wel gehoord van ‘je cache leegmaken’, maar misschien was je toen niet zeker wat ze daar eigenlijk mee willen zeggen. Het heeft te maken met je webbrowser. Je cachegeheugen opschonen is vaak de tweede oplossing wanneer je hier en daar problemen ondervindt op een webpagina. De eerste is de pagina vernieuwen #refresh. Het cachegeheugen bestaat dankzij een van de basiswaarheden van onze tijd: het internet kan al eens traag werken. Het is sneller om iets van je harde schijf op te halen dan van het internet. Alle websites hebben veel identieke elementen op hun diverse pagina’s (het logo of afbeeldingen bijvoorbeeld). Waarom download je ze dan niet gewoon één keer en bewaar je die niet voor de volgende keer? Je pagina’s zullen al een pak sneller laden. Daar dient je browser cache voor. Het slaat dingen achter de schermen op en zorgt er mee voor dat je internetervaring vlotter kan lopen. ‘Ja maar, waarom moet ik dat geheugen dan opschonen?’ Veel websites pushen geregeld updates, en soms, heel soms, geraken die updates niet op hun bestemming door wat het cachegeheugen al voor die plaats heeft onthouden. Ruim af en toe op he.



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