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Web cache

(1) A folder full of Web pages in the user's computer that is maintained by the Web browser for a period of time. If the local, cached page has not been updated on the Web, it is retrieved immediately by the browser, saving download time.

(2) A computer system in a network that keeps copies of the most-recently requested Web pages in memory or on disk in order to speed up retrieval. If the next page requested has already been stored in the cache, it is retrieved locally rather than from the Internet. Web caching servers (or caching servers or cache servers) sit inside the company's firewall and enable all popular pages retrieved by users to be instantly available. Since the content of Web pages can change, the caching software is always checking for newer versions of the page and downloading them. Pages will be deleted from the cache after a set amount of non-activity. See browser cache, proxy cache, transparent cache. See also Akamai.


Caching Appliance
Holding up to 2TB of Web pages, this NetCache model is called a "caching appliance," because it plugs into the network and does only Web caching. (Image courtesy of Network Appliance, Inc.)
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com)-- Web Werks, Tier III and Tier IV data center service provider in India, have installed Google Cache Servers aimed at revamping its network infrastructure and improving Internet experience for its Indian audience.
There's not really a bottom to my well of interest in doing deep internet research, and before long, I was lurking group members' secret Twitter accounts and using Google cache to pull up posts Tyler, The Creator had made on sneaker forums.
Responding to a question regarding Google cache case in which two persons are detained, the judge said that this file was presented to Beirut First Investigative Judge and permission will be asked to pursue the employees.
There are also two ways in which access to local content has been optimised: firstly, Ghana's two Internet Exchange Points (which allow local exchange of Ghana traffic) are interconnected; and secondly, there is a local Google cache server which makes download and response times much faster.
The logo has now been removed from Wyse's website, though a webpage on Google cache still shows Wyseusing the logoas a way to describe cloud-computing thin client products.
Even though the page was taken down after a while, it is still accessible through Google Cache.
And she pointed out that archives such as Google Cache, which store older versions of websites, are selective.
Not long after the report was picked up in other Bulgarian media, the profile disappeared from the agency's website and has also disappeared from the Google cache.
Google Cache and the Wayback Machine are recommended tools for this type of searching.
Once it's grabbed by an archiving site such as Google Cache or Wayback, it's generally out there forever, and you're at their mercy.
The A= merican Power blog noticed both Salahi's and Khalidi's names have been scru= bbed from the Task Force website, although Salahi's bio still comes up on a= Google cache search of the site.