Refreshing your browser  < Back

It's important that each time you view your webpage, you are viewing the most current version.  Otherwise, you are not seeing what everyone else is seeing and will not recognize recent updates made to your website.  Clicking on the refresh button will make sure your browser is displaying the newest version. You should also make sure your browser settings are correct.  Below are the steps for two of the more popular browsers.  This should be done so it won't be necessary to manually refresh your browser to see the latest website updates.

Note:  This pertains to seeing recent updates on not only YOUR website, but all websites you visit with your internet browser.


From the TOP MENU of your browser:

  1. Click on Tools
  2. Click on Internet Options
  3. From the General tab at the top, click on Settings
  4. The Dialog Box that is displayed should be set exactly as the illustration below.

If you are seeing old information, then your browser is storing old information.  Below are instructions on how to refresh or clear your cache using America Online.
From the official AOL website:
Q. I am still getting old pages and I am certain that the site has been updated, how do I clear my BROWSER CACHE?

A. Even though AOL's Proxy cache is updated every 24 hours, a member can clear their Browser Cache and force the reload of a page. This is done by either reducing the browser History to "0" and manually clearing all pages in history by deleting the files in the temporary internet files folder located in the Windows Directory or PC users can force a refresh by holding down the CONTROL key on their keyboard and mouse clicking on the AOL browser reload icon. The latter will completely clear all items in history.