I recently created a free web hosting account on x10Hosting. Let's use www.example.x10host.com as my example domain. Before signing up for the domain, I visited the domain to see if it was available. When I saw that it was, I registered it, and immediately went to go look at it on Google Chrome. I still got the "Domain Available" message, so I tried again in 10 minutes, and still got the still got the message. I tried later in Firefox and got it as well. The next day, I tried it in Internet Explorer, and it worked. I am assuming that I now have an outdated cache of the page stored for both Chrome and Firefox. How can I clear just the cache for that specific page so that it will load normally?
@dwurf Ctrl Shift + F5/R is Hard Reload, doesn't empty cache.
There is a simple way to do what OP wants:
Open Dev Tools by pressing: F12 or Ctrl+Shift+I (or on Mac: Opt+Cmd+I)
Now by just leaving dev tools open, right-click or click and hold the reload button next to the address bar. Now a somewhat 'hidden menu' opens.
Choose: "Empty Cache and Hard Reload"
In the Chrome DevTools settings/preferences there is an option under "Network":
Disable cache (while DevTools is open)
You can open that, and reload the webpage without the cache.
I had a frustrating situation where a HTTP redirect was cached, so I couldn't just refresh. Opening the DevTools with the "Disable cache..." option open and re-entering the URL was the only thing I could figure out other than doing into the regular Chrome preferences and deleting the cache there (significantly more difficult)
For the record, having the DevTools open also enables a 3rd option on the refresh button (right-click) context menu:
- Normal Refresh
- Hard Refresh
- Empty Cache and Hard Reload (careful, this clears your whole cache)
There is a good explanation of what these options mean here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/14969509/363701
Its worth noting that clearing the cache does not clear the History.
In my case, when developing I made a redirect page, then I couldn't do
ctrl+f5 on the page because there was not enough time in the page until the redirection method got executed.
Then, I went to console
f12 and then pressing
Hope it helps someone.
right-click on reload and click on Empty Cache and Hard Reload