How to clear your browser’s cache

Overview #

When you update something on your website but it doesn’t show up, there are a few ways to fix this. One is to make the browser load the page from the server again, or you can clear your cache

There are a number of ways to clear your browser’s cache. This article goes over the most popular methods.

Forcing a page reload #

Before clearing your cache, you can first try forcing a page reload. To force a reload from the server, press

Windows – Ctrl + F5

Mac – Cmd+ R

Linux – F5

Bypass your cache #

Sometimes simply refreshing the page won’t display the latest site material. The cache should then be disregarded. Bypassing your cache makes your browser retrieve a web page’s entire, most recent content from scratch. This ought to be sufficient for you to notice the new adjustments.

View the following Wikipedia page for instructions on how to clear your browser cache on different operating systems and browsers:

Clearing your browser’s cache #

You may need to completely delete your browser’s stored cache to fix the problem. Select the browser you use from the list and follow these instructions on how to do that.

Windows browsers #

Using Firefox (v68) #

  1. Click theicon on the top right.
  2. Under the dropdown, select Options
  3. On the Options page, you will see several menu items on the left-hand side. Click the Privacy and Security menu item.
  4. Under the center pane, you’ll see a list of options. Under History, you can find a Clear History… button.
  5. There is a pop-up box. The time period you want to clear can be selected at the top.
  6. For cookies, cache, and any other items you want to delete, select the checkbox selections.
  7. Select the Clear Now option.
  8. Reopen your browser after closing it.

To access additional Mozilla instructions, click the link provided:

  • Delete Cache in Firefox.

Using Chrome (v75) #

Shortcut for deleting everything in a document: Press Ctrl + Shift + Del

  1. Click theChrome Settings Icon.pngicon on the top right.
  2. Tap More Tools to continue
  3. Click the Clear browsing data button.
  4. Pick the time period you want to clear from the pop-up box that opens.
  5. Choose the checkboxes next to the items you want to delete, including cookies and cache.
  6. To conclude, press the Clear data button.
  7. Close your browser and start it again.

To access additional details, click the following link:

  • in Chrome, clear the cache

Empty Cache Hard Reload (Chrome only) #

A hard reload is also possible with Chrome. If emptying your cache doesn’t seem to be working as planned, try this.

  1. Dev tools should be launched. It is Ctrl + Shift + I in Windows.
  2. Right-click on the refresh symbol.
  3. Empty Cache and Hard Reload can be selected from the dropdown menu.

Making use of Internet Explorer (v11) #

  1. Select Internet Options by clicking the Tools item on the Menu bar.
  2. On the General tab, click.
  3. Click the Delete… button next to the Browsing history section on the General tab.
  4. Uncheck the box labelled “Preserve Favorites website data” in the pop-up.
  5. Select the checkboxes next to Download History, Cookies, and Website Data as well as Temporary Internet files and website files.
  6. Press the Delete key.
  7. Close and start over with your

Macintosh browsers #

Using Safari (v12) #

  1. Click the Safari menu item on the top left of your screen.
  2. In the dropdown box choose Preferences. You could also click Cmd + ,.
  3. In the pop-up window click the Privacy tab.
  4. Click the Manage Website Data… button.
  5. Click the Remove All button.
  6. On the pop-up box click the Remove Now button.
  7. Close and relaunch your browser.

Autocomplete error in Safari #

While using the Safari browser, you may occasionally encounter the following error:

var autocomplete_data = []

This error is most often related to the Safari Browser’s cache. Clearing that cache as mentioned above will resolve the error in most cases. If the error persists after clearing the cache, try accessing the DreamHost panel via another browser, such as Firefox or Chrome.

Using Firefox (v68) #

  1. Click the History menu item.
  2. In the dropdown menu select Clear Recent History….
  3. A pop-up box displays. In the dropdown box titled Time range to clear, select ‘Everything’.
  4. In the Details section below, check Cookies and Cache.
  5. Click the Clear Now button to save.
  6. Close and relaunch your browser.

Using Chrome (v76) #

  1. Click the Chrome menu item.
  2. In the dropdown menu, select Clear Browsing Data….
  3. In the pop-up box, check the options Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.
  4. Click the Clear Data button.
  5. Close and relaunch your browser.

Clearing DNS cache #

For detailed instructions on how to flush the DNS cache on your computer, please review the following article:

  • Flush DNS

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