How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache

One reason we love SiteGround is its comprehensive caching solution, SuperCacher. It sits on SiteGround’s own servers so it’s much faster and better tailored to your site than plugin-based solutions like W3 Total Cache, and so if you’re using it you basically don’t need any other WordPress caching solution.

If you’re going to use SuperCacher, though, you need to know how to clear your SiteGround cache. It’s simple and you’ll get into a rhythm with it quickly. Here’s a video guide:

And here’s a text summary:

How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache

  1. Press the “Purge SG Cache” button in your top admin bar. If you don’t see this button, you’ll need to install the SG Optimizer plugin. (You should also contact SiteGround support to make sure that you’ve actually enabled its caching layers.)
  2. To make sure the resources aren’t still being cached by your browser, hard-refresh your browser. You do this with Ctrl+Shift+R on Windows or Cmd+Shift+R on a Mac.

This rhythm—“clear the cache and hard-refresh your browser”—is going to be similar no matter what caching solution you’re using, even a plugin-based one, so get used to going through it and you’ll suffer a lot less WordPress caching confusion. And if you have clients who’re still seeing old stuff on their own devices, teaching them how to hard-refresh will save you a lot of “well it works for me” support conversations.

Cheers, and if you’re looking for hosting that will make you feel happiness rather than sadness or rage, check out our experience with SiteGround!

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