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Nobody is ready to compromise the performance of their website. Definitely, a slow site will result in traffic loss. Therefore, it is very important to do everything to enhance your website performance by reducing your website speed. Caching is a beneficial and easy to implement method to improve your website speed. This method stores the copies of your website in places that are physically closer to your visitors so that one can retrieve and display the data more easily and quickly.
Hopefully all of you have heard about the term”caching”. However, many of them don’t know what exactly is happening behind the scenes. To understand caching, you should know what happens when someone visits your website. When someone visits your website, their browser will automatically send a request to your site asking for the data. The data is then sent back to the visitor and it will normally take a few seconds to load. If your site contains a lot of data, if your traffic rates are high, or the visitor is far away from your server, then loading times can begin to suffer.
Caching will store the data in a location that is physically closer to the visitors. Hence, when a request occurs it doesn’t travel all the way to the server to get the data. The request will be processed from the place where the data of your website is cached. Then it will not make any delay in loading the data. This also cuts down the loading times of your website.
How can you add Caching to your website?
There is a lot of ways to add caching to your website. If you are using a WordPress platform you can often find plenty of dedicated caching tools. Even some hosting providers offer caching solutions along with their plans.
Have you heard about CDN? A CDN will store the copy of your site on multiple geographical locations, which helps to speed up loading times even for visitors who are far away from your server.