What is web caching?

We all require good internet speed and fastened working capability while working with the web. If you are working on your website, it is very much necessary for you to provide the best services like fast accessing to the visitors of your site so that to enhance their experience. You can easily do it b intelligent content caching which is a part of web caching. Now, the question arises is that ‘what is caching?’ Caching is a process of storing the data temporarily on hidden files so that to enhance the working speed of your system. It is actually a kind of core content delivery strategy implemented within the HTTP protocol so that you could get the best results.

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What is Web Cache?

Web Cache is the process of storing reusable data of web documents like HTML pages and images temporarily so that to enhance the bandwidth, server load, and perceived lag of your website. This procedure helps in increasing the data reading speed from the remote system so as to provide you the best results. It actually works by storing the contents of the web on hidden places and reduces the network traffic so that you can get the best and faster results overall. While working with web cache you have to take control of the three main factors which may affect its working, which is: Populating the cache, keeping the cache and remote system in synchronization and managing the cache size.

Advantages of Web Caching

  • Web Caching reduces the consumption of bandwidth and hence reduces the network traffic from your website which ultimately works for improved responsiveness from your website.
  • It decreases the network costs by caching the content nearer to the consumer and also enhances the working of your website.
  • It enables the web content available for the user while having short interruptions in between the internet.
  • Web caching helps in reducing the workload of the remote server by spreading it on various proxy caches on the WAN.

Types of Web Caching:

Here, we are providing you three different types of web caching process.

  • Proxy Caching: It is a kind of web caching technique which enables you to store the entire web content on the proxy servers so that to share these contents with multiple users. You can easily share web pages, files, and images by using this technique. This kind of web caching technique does not only decrease the bandwidth of the cache, but it also enhances the working capabilities of the clients on the web. This kind of web caching technique enables the users to use contents from different firewalls.
  • Reverse Proxy Caching: Reverse Proxy caching is a web caching technique which enables the users to access the server lying behind the firewall. This kind of web caching is also known as server acceleration as it accelerates the speed of the main server by balancing the workload among various back-end servers. It is one of the best methods of web caching which provides you high-quality performance and enhances your experience with it. This web caching technique is very useful when you have to support hosting farms, or virtual domains mapped on a single physical site etc.
  • Transparent Caching: It is a kind of web caching technique which enables you to identify the most popular content on the network, store it on a local server and then pass it to the server where it required. This kind of web caching technique enables you to configure various web browsers so as to enhance your working experience with it. It also provides you various administrative controls over the web browser and also helps in reducing the cost of deployment so that you can get the best results you ever had.