Cache & Speed Settings

CACHE SPEED & SETTINGS

 This is a good tip for Speeding up & Optimizing website performances

Step #1

1. Do this step once, either if the site is still on development or already in production

INFO: What is Leverage browser caching?

Page load times can be significantly improved by asking visitors to save and reuse the files included in your website.

  • Reduces page load times for repeat visitors
  • Particularly effective on websites where users regularly re-visit the same areas
  • Benefit-cost ratio: high
  • Access needed

General guidelines for setting expiries:

  • Truly static content (global CSS styles, logos, etc.) - access plus 1 year
  • Everything else - access plus 1 week

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  How to do it!  

  • Get this htaccess file: download
  • Rename it .htaccess (yes, you add just a dot in the front) and Save it locally
  • Place it within the document root of your website:
    (e.g. /www/YOUR-WESITE-NAME/public_html/)
  • NB: Please backup your existing .htaccess on your website before overwriting it, if there is one there already.
  • Test again the performances here: gtmetrix.com

 


Step #2

2. Do this step when the website has been completed and it's in production

CACHE SPEED & SETTINGS

 This is the ideal configuration for Speed & Optimized performances

Cache & Speed Settings

 


Step #3

3. At this point your website should be quite fast, between 80% and 95%

Test again the performances here: gtmetrix.com

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