Caching Static Files Through Web.config
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Normally, when working on client sites hosted on a dedicated server, I set the cache header within "HTTP Response Headers" area in IIS. But all this actually does is generate a web.config file within the directory you wish to cache:
<!--?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?--> <configuration> <system.webServer> <httpProtocol> <customHeaders> <add name="Cache-Control" value="public, max-age=604800" /> </customHeaders> </httpProtocol> </system.webServer> </configuration>
So if you too are on shared hosting, add a web.config file with similar settings. In this case, I have cached my files for a week.
You can also set the cache settings in your main web.config file by wrapping a location path around the <system.webServer> node:
<location path="resources"> <system.webServer> <httpProtocol> <customHeaders> <add name="Cache-Control" value="public, max-age=604800" /> </customHeaders> </httpProtocol> </system.webServer> </location>
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