Clearing your Internet cache
Posted by Noah Strehl on 16 February 2009 12:28 AM

When viewing a website, it is saved to your computer in the cache so that it can be loaded faster, if you were to return to it. The problem that can be created is if changes are made to your website (loaded a new home page, or changing where the domain is pointed) sometimes the website doesn't show the changes. This may be because the website is being loaded from the cache. Here is how to clear the cache so that the web page will be loaded from the server, and not your computer. All these are done with the browser open.


In the toolbar at the top of the screen click on Tools, it is next to Help. Go down to "Clear Private Data" and click on it. Make sure Cache is selected with a check mark and all other boxes are not selected. Click Clear Private Data Now and the data is cleared.

Internet Explorer 7

Clcik Tools, selecting Internet Options. Under the General tab next to Browsing History click Delete.  After the new window opens, click Delete Files in the Temporary Internet Files section.


Click on the Safari menu, selecting Empty Cache. Confirm by clicking Empty in the window that pops up.


In the tool bar click on Tools and select Delete Private Data from the menu. Click on Details. Remove the check marks on the items you do not want to delete. Leave cache checked. Press the Delete button.

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Comments (4)
Robert Dickow
02 July 2011 01:57 AM
On Internet Explorer 8.0 I get good results doing a forced refresh of a page by placing the mouse cursor in the address bar window and typing CTRL+R. Also, putting a new 'dummy' URL query string (e.g. ?xxx=xxx) at the end of the URL will also force a page refresh in IE and also other browsers.
10 July 2012 05:56 AM
One can use Ctlr+F5 or Ctrl+R whenever a full updated webpage is needed from the Web Server. But it cannot clear Web Server cache.
Ron Hardesty
24 April 2015 05:22 PM
So, how do we clear the web server cache?
Ryan C
27 April 2015 09:50 PM
Our web servers are not doing any sort of "caching" that would require clearing so that is not necessary.

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