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What is caching?

The concept of caching

The term cache refers to a hardware component or software that stores data. Many devices, web servers, web browsers, and applications use caching to recover data faster.

The most common instance of caching is associated with Internet browsers. When a user visits a website for the first time, its data is stored in the browser cache. This process makes each subsequent visit more efficient.

However, as data accumulates, a cache requires more and more storage. Therefore, if a browser is not working properly or seems slow, clearing the cache may be a necessary step.

The cache is also sometimes called cache memory. When a cache receives a request and successfully delivers the requested data, the process is called a _cache shot. When a query cannot be successfully processed, it is referred to as a cache oversight.

Updated on: 22/03/2023

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