The more elements (text, fonts, images, etc.) your website has, the more data the user’s device has to load, and the slower your webpage will load. Similarly, The bigger those assets are, the slower your webpage will load.
This is where caching comes in.
Caching ensures your images, fonts, and other files are loaded as fast as possible, from the device itself. Rather than downloading the full file size from the internet, it stores the files on the user’s device so that the load time can be as fast as possible.
Your site is stored on servers and your user’s device downloads your site when they want to access it. This is called caching. If you use a large provider like BigCommerce or Shopify, your site is stored on hundreds of servers worldwide, to give it the best chance of being able to load fast no matter where your user is. The closer the server, the faster your load time.
But in order to get the fastest load times possible, you need to use Browser Caching.
Browser Caching stores your site in a tiny cache on your user’s device, allowing the browser to load your site without downloading as much data. The downside is that you need a dedicated system, called a Service Worker, to be able to use Browser Caching.
Edgemesh is a dedicated, completely automated Service Worker.
What does that mean for you?