Leverage Browser Caching To Improve Site Speed
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The phrase “Leverage Browser Caching” actually means that different items on your site should have different expire times set. This is recommended by Google, and it will improve your overall Google Page Speed Score. If you have installed W3 Total Cache then you can check your site’s Page Speed score on your dashboard itself. We have shared lots of tips to improve website loading speed, and this is one of the simplest one.
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How to Leverage Browser Caching
Find your .htaccess file, open it with any text editor (Notepad for instance) and add these codes below. Then save it.
## EXPIRES CACHING ##
ExpiresByType image/jpg “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/jpeg “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/gif “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType image/png “access 1 year”
ExpiresByType text/css “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/pdf “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash “access 1 month”
ExpiresByType image/x-icon “access 1 year”
ExpiresDefault “access 2 days”
## EXPIRES CACHING ##
[Code Updated. If you still get an error, check this post]
What This Code Actually Does?
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