What is a cache?
A cache is a group of frequently requested data that is locally stored in a way that can be quickly retrieved. It stands for a subset of a bigger group of data. The cache is typically physically closer to the requester so its contents can be accessed more quickly than the data in the bigger archive. Web browsers store frequently accessed web pages so they can be accessed faster.
What is a web cache?
A web cache is a group of locally stored web pages, embedded images and other types of digital objects retrieved over the Internet that uses hypertext transfer protocol or http. This is known as a web cache. A web cache proxy server is a shared web cache. Web design companies often utilize web caches to speed up a client’s load speed. SEO consultants use web caches because it is thought to boost performance.
What is a distributed web cache?
This is a group of caching proxy servers that communicate with one another to find local copies of requested objects.
What are some of the alternate uses for caching proxies?
Caching proxy servers are used to limit access to confidential resources, to block access certain sites, or domains to publish documents and other digital content from behind a firewall.
What are the benefits of using caching proxies?
When you use caching proxies it reduces network traffic, speeds up access time for in demand documents and provides a higher effective network bandwidth.
What are the risks?
When you use a caching proxy you run the risk of it returning an outdated document.
How do you install and configure a web cache?
A web cache is installed as a part of the iAS install process. You can configure the web cache from the web cache administrator page.
How can I make me pages load as fast as possible with caches?
To make an object cacheable you want to it to have the longest freshness time set. Validation makes it reduce the time it takes to see an object.