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How To Extend Expiry Cache In .htaccess

Browsers tend to cache static data like images, CSS and JavaScript files on a website to speed up page loading time during the next visit. The cache file will get bigger with each visit. We can set an “expiry” date on these files to prevent the browser from caching the site again and again. This is also applicable for CDN that has been enabled for your site.

The easiest way is by setting the rules in your .htaccess file.

Copy the following codes and paste them into your .htaccess file. Place .htaccess file in your root directory and that’s it.

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
# Expires headers (for better cache control)
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
  ExpiresActive on
 
# Perhaps better to whitelist expires rules? Perhaps.
  ExpiresDefault                          "access plus 1 month"
 
# cache.appcache needs re-requests in FF 3.6 (thx Remy ~Introducing HTML5)
  ExpiresByType text/cache-manifest       "access plus 0 seconds"
 
# Your document html
  ExpiresByType text/html                 "access plus 0 seconds"
 
# Data
  ExpiresByType text/xml                  "access plus 0 seconds"
  ExpiresByType application/xml           "access plus 0 seconds"
  ExpiresByType application/json          "access plus 0 seconds"
 
# RSS feed
  ExpiresByType application/rss+xml       "access plus 1 hour"
 
# Favicon (cannot be renamed)
  ExpiresByType image/x-icon              "access plus 1 week"
 
# Media: images, video, audio
  ExpiresByType image/gif                 "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType image/png                 "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType image/jpg                 "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType image/jpeg                "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType video/ogg                 "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType audio/ogg                 "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType video/mp4                 "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType video/webm                "access plus 1 month"
 
# HTC files  (css3pie)
  ExpiresByType text/x-component          "access plus 1 month"
 
# Webfonts
  ExpiresByType font/truetype             "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType font/opentype             "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType application/x-font-woff   "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType image/svg+xml             "access plus 1 month"
  ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-fontobject "access plus 1 month"
 
# CSS and JavaScript
  ExpiresByType text/css                  "access plus 1 year"
  ExpiresByType application/javascript    "access plus 1 year"
  ExpiresByType text/javascript           "access plus 1 year"
 
    Header append Cache-Control "public"

 

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