I have a php site using html5 run on a linux server on godaddy. I need to set a cache expiration date on static images and a css file. I also need to gzip a css file and cannot seem to find the correct syntax for either. I am not sure if I am making this too complicated or what. Am I correct to think I can get this done with an expire header in the top of my php pages? I feel lost and I know what i am doing! I do not have control over the server.
This is definitely possible if you have control over the server, and maybe possible through .htaccess if you’re on shared hosting.
Try these SO questions:
Godaddy can be extremely frustrating. I have been seeking a means of using expires header with Godaddy hosting for some time and haven’t found a solution yet.
I have the following in htaccess (‘A2592000’ indicates 1 month) and it works with other hosts but not Godaddy 🙁
I had completely same problem. Disaster with GoDaddy. Never more their hosting 🙁
I do not know how you manage your hosting but I use FileZila to connect to FTP. So after I connect to FTP you can rewrite .htaccess file 🙂 so download original one and add this code after:
<IfModule mod_expires.c> # Activate mod_expires for this directory ExpiresActive on # locally cache common image types for 7 days ExpiresByType image/jpg "access plus 7 days" ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 7 days" ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 7 days" ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 7 days" # cache CSS files for 24 hours ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 24 hours"
I hope this will help you. (it helped me:D)
You’re looking for something like this:
Header set Cache-Control "max-age=2678400"
Where max-age is set in seconds.
You can try this
<FilesMatch "\.(jpg|png|gif)$"> ExpiresDefault A0 Header set Cache-Control "max-age=0, no-cache, must-revalidate" </FilesMatch>
Which mean, that expiration date is in access moment and set headers to 0 values.
As You can see, here You can add more filetypes