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[resolved] Leverage browser Caching Not Working? (14 posts)

  1. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi i'm running the latest versio of W3 cache on http://hairwegoproducts.com. The site takes an unatural amount of time to load.

    I've turned on Browser caching and still my page speed report tells me I need to leverage browser caching. Currently the cache is set to expire after 3600 seconds. Is this not low enough to encourage browser caching? Is there something else I should look at?

    If anyone has any ideas please let me know. I figured W3 cache would take care of this but since upgrading to the latest version...my page speed results have went down and the indicators of issues has gone up.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

  2. meltonteam
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not sure if this will help you or not, but I found it online and added it to my .htaccess file. Worked like a charm. I was having the exact same problem you described.

    # BEGIN Expire headers
    <ifModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 604800 seconds"
    ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 216000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 216000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 216000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 600 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/xhtml+xml "access plus 600 seconds"
    </ifModule>
    # END Expire headers

    # BEGIN Cache-Control Headers
    <ifModule mod_headers.c>
    <filesMatch "\.(ico|jpe?g|png|gif|swf)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=2592000, public"
    </filesMatch>
    <filesMatch "\.(css)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=604800, public"
    </filesMatch>
    <filesMatch "\.(js)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=216000, private"
    </filesMatch>
    <filesMatch "\.(x?html?|php)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=600, private, must-revalidate"
    </filesMatch>
    </ifModule>
    # END Cache-Control Headers

    # BEGIN Compress text files
    <ifModule mod_deflate.c>
    <filesMatch "\.(css|js|x?html?|php)$">
    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
    </filesMatch>
    </ifModule>
    # END Compress text files

  3. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks! I will try this. Are you saying that the W3 Total Cache is supposed to add this to .htacess but isn't doing so?

  4. Receptionitis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi! How do I go about doing the following:

    "Set the permissions of wp-content and wp-content/uploads back to 755, e.g.: # chmod 755 /var/www/vhosts/domain.com/httpdocs/wp-content/."

    Thanks in advance! I've activated the plugin, but the page is taking a bit to load.

  5. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    uggghhh didn't work really. I added the rules and my score didn't increase at all.

    anyone have any other suggestions? I also cannot access the minify page

    here are my reqrite rules

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # BEGIN W3TC Browser Cache
    <IfModule mod_mime.c>
    AddType text/css .css
    AddType application/x-javascript .js
    AddType text/x-component .htc
    AddType text/html .html .htm
    AddType text/richtext .rtf .rtx
    AddType image/svg+xml .svg .svgz
    AddType text/plain .txt
    AddType text/xsd .xsd
    AddType text/xsl .xsl
    AddType text/xml .xml
    AddType video/asf .asf .asx .wax .wmv .wmx
    AddType video/avi .avi
    AddType image/bmp .bmp
    AddType application/java .class
    AddType video/divx .divx
    AddType application/msword .doc .docx
    AddType application/vnd.ms-fontobject .eot
    AddType application/x-msdownload .exe
    AddType image/gif .gif
    AddType application/x-gzip .gz .gzip
    AddType image/x-icon .ico
    AddType image/jpeg .jpg .jpeg .jpe
    AddType application/vnd.ms-access .mdb
    AddType audio/midi .mid .midi
    AddType video/quicktime .mov .qt
    AddType audio/mpeg .mp3 .m4a
    AddType video/mp4 .mp4 .m4v
    AddType video/mpeg .mpeg .mpg .mpe
    AddType application/vnd.ms-project .mpp
    AddType application/x-font-otf .otf
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database .odb
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart .odc
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula .odf
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics .odg
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation .odp
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet .ods
    AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text .odt
    AddType audio/ogg .ogg
    AddType application/pdf .pdf
    AddType image/png .png
    AddType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pot .pps .ppt .pptx
    AddType audio/x-realaudio .ra .ram
    AddType application/x-shockwave-flash .swf
    AddType application/x-tar .tar
    AddType image/tiff .tif .tiff
    AddType application/x-font-ttf .ttf .ttc
    AddType audio/wav .wav
    AddType audio/wma .wma
    AddType application/vnd.ms-write .wri
    AddType application/vnd.ms-excel .xla .xls .xlsx .xlt .xlw
    AddType application/zip .zip
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresByType text/css A3600
    ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A3600
    ExpiresByType text/x-component A3600
    ExpiresByType text/html A3600
    ExpiresByType text/richtext A3600
    ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A3600
    ExpiresByType text/plain A3600
    ExpiresByType text/xsd A3600
    ExpiresByType text/xsl A3600
    ExpiresByType text/xml A3600
    ExpiresByType video/asf A31536000
    ExpiresByType video/avi A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/bmp A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/java A31536000
    ExpiresByType video/divx A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/msword A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-fontobject A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/x-msdownload A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/gif A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/x-gzip A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-access A31536000
    ExpiresByType audio/midi A31536000
    ExpiresByType video/quicktime A31536000
    ExpiresByType audio/mpeg A31536000
    ExpiresByType video/mp4 A31536000
    ExpiresByType video/mpeg A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-project A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/x-font-otf A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text A31536000
    ExpiresByType audio/ogg A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/pdf A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/png A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint A31536000
    ExpiresByType audio/x-realaudio A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/x-tar A31536000
    ExpiresByType image/tiff A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/x-font-ttf A31536000
    ExpiresByType audio/wav A31536000
    ExpiresByType audio/wma A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-write A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-excel A31536000
    ExpiresByType application/zip A31536000
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
    <IfModule mod_setenvif.c>
    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
    BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
    BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
    BrowserMatch \bMSI[E] !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header append Vary User-Agent env=!dont-vary
    </IfModule>
    <IfModule mod_filter.c>
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css application/x-javascript text/x-component text/html text/richtext image/svg+xml text/plain text/xsd text/xsl text/xml image/x-icon
    </IfModule>
    </IfModule>
    <FilesMatch "\.(css|js|htc|CSS|JS|HTC)$">
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set Pragma "public"
    Header append Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate"
    </IfModule>
    FileETag MTime Size
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set X-Powered-By "W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.4"
    </IfModule>
    </FilesMatch>
    <FilesMatch "\.(html|htm|rtf|rtx|svg|svgz|txt|xsd|xsl|xml|HTML|HTM|RTF|RTX|SVG|SVGZ|TXT|XSD|XSL|XML)$">
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set Pragma "public"
    Header append Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate"
    </IfModule>
    FileETag MTime Size
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set X-Powered-By "W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.4"
    </IfModule>
    </FilesMatch>
    <FilesMatch "\.(asf|asx|wax|wmv|wmx|avi|bmp|class|divx|doc|docx|eot|exe|gif|gz|gzip|ico|jpg|jpeg|jpe|mdb|mid|midi|mov|qt|mp3|m4a|mp4|m4v|mpeg|mpg|mpe|mpp|otf|odb|odc|odf|odg|odp|ods|odt|ogg|pdf|png|pot|pps|ppt|pptx|ra|ram|svg|svgz|swf|tar|tif|tiff|ttf|ttc|wav|wma|wri|xla|xls|xlsx|xlt|xlw|zip|ASF|ASX|WAX|WMV|WMX|AVI|BMP|CLASS|DIVX|DOC|DOCX|EOT|EXE|GIF|GZ|GZIP|ICO|JPG|JPEG|JPE|MDB|MID|MIDI|MOV|QT|MP3|M4A|MP4|M4V|MPEG|MPG|MPE|MPP|OTF|ODB|ODC|ODF|ODG|ODP|ODS|ODT|OGG|PDF|PNG|POT|PPS|PPT|PPTX|RA|RAM|SVG|SVGZ|SWF|TAR|TIF|TIFF|TTF|TTC|WAV|WMA|WRI|XLA|XLS|XLSX|XLT|XLW|ZIP)$">
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set Pragma "public"
    Header set Cache-Control "public, must-revalidate, proxy-revalidate"
    </IfModule>
    FileETag MTime Size
    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
    Header set X-Powered-By "W3 Total Cache/0.9.2.4"
    </IfModule>
    </FilesMatch>
    # END W3TC Browser Cache
    # BEGIN W3TC Skip 404 error handling by WordPress for static files
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !(robots\.txt|sitemap\.xml(\.gz)?)
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} \.(css|js|htc|html|htm|rtf|rtx|svg|svgz|txt|xsd|xsl|xml|asf|asx|wax|wmv|wmx|avi|bmp|class|divx|doc|docx|eot|exe|gif|gz|gzip|ico|jpg|jpeg|jpe|mdb|mid|midi|mov|qt|mp3|m4a|mp4|m4v|mpeg|mpg|mpe|mpp|otf|odb|odc|odf|odg|odp|ods|odt|ogg|pdf|png|pot|pps|ppt|pptx|ra|ram|svg|svgz|swf|tar|tif|tiff|ttf|ttc|wav|wma|wri|xla|xls|xlsx|xlt|xlw|zip)$ [NC]
    RewriteRule .* - [L]
    </IfModule>
    # END W3TC Skip 404 error handling by WordPress for static files
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # BEGIN Expire headers
    <ifModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresDefault "access plus 1 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 2592000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 604800 seconds"
    ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 216000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 216000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 216000 seconds"
    ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 600 seconds"
    ExpiresByType application/xhtml+xml "access plus 600 seconds"
    </ifModule>
    # END Expire headers

    # BEGIN Cache-Control Headers
    <ifModule mod_headers.c>
    <filesMatch "\.(ico|jpe?g|png|gif|swf)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=2592000, public"
    </filesMatch>
    <filesMatch "\.(css)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=604800, public"
    </filesMatch>
    <filesMatch "\.(js)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=216000, private"
    </filesMatch>
    <filesMatch "\.(x?html?|php)$">
    Header set Cache-Control "max-age=600, private, must-revalidate"
    </filesMatch>
    </ifModule>
    # END Cache-Control Headers

    # BEGIN Compress text files
    <ifModule mod_deflate.c>
    <filesMatch "\.(css|js|x?html?|php)$">
    SetOutputFilter DEFLATE
    </filesMatch>
    </ifModule>
    # END Compress text files

    # END WordPress

  6. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please help.... Fredrick. I've asked about this before.

  7. archon810
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Download Charles from http://www.charlesproxy.com, start it and then browse to your site. Then find the request in Charles, go to Response -> Headers and see if the caching headers are present.

    Btw, browser caching will not help your load - it only helps for subsequent reloads. If your site is slow, browser caching is not the problem.

  8. Mike McKoy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was able to get it resolved... I'm now getting a pagespeed of 89 :)

    Turns out the Google translation service I was using had it own caching set at 2 days and placed those headers in. Its fixed now.

  9. Julib Sirki
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am getting pagespeed of 92/100. Checked through gtmetrics.com

    As where i know it depends on your Hosting Provider, your htaccess file setting.

    I have done 2 things.

    1) Choose good hosting company like i have (Aka Dreamhost)
    2) Add some coding in .htaccess file like i have used w3total cache to do this automatically.

    And i am getting the best pagespeed on http://smsdisease.com/

  10. lelongbank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i am getting pagespeed 92/100 in my heavy site with lot of pictures with this tips for setting w3tc in http://zemalf.com/1443/w3-total-cache/

    other tips : compress picture,manual compress css and javascript, compress icon in SpriteMe

    my website : http://www.lelongbank.com

    Thanks hope will help you.

  11. rick4him
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @lelongbank

    what did you do to compress the images?

  12. lelongbank
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi rick4him,

    How do I compress image?

    many ways including plugin wp-smushit from yahoo smush it, but lately a lot of problems with this plugin ..... or online tools like PunyPNG

  13. rick4him
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i use smushit but still getting errors. Can you look at my stie and see if you have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

  14. hadingr
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Rick.
    Mine, Rich Amor has scored 99/100, the reason is not perfected because I need to let the google analytic (ga.js) to load.
    I recommend you to read this article W3 Total Cache -Plugin: The Complete Settings Guide, it's a great tutorial to manually setup your w3tc.
    I look at your website, yes, you do have some images with huge file sizes (total is 3129kB, the compressed version is 1659 kB).

    First, please download smushit plugin (to compress your next uploads).
    Please find your results on gtmatix. There are lot of suggestion you must follow. For example, for each images you'll find a link to optimized version, download it and upload it to replace your current files.
    And I suggest you to decrease "Blog pages show at most" (at your dashboard Setting >> Reading), maybe to 5 post at most (current setting is 10).
    Other suggestion is to decrease your css theme file, remove unnecessary selectors (or you choose another slimming theme, because your css file size is 90kB, that's big, mine only 9kB).
    Last but not least is to remove unnecessary scripts. Your facebook's script loaded 2 times. Perhaps you should choose Fans box and Suggestion from a single plugin. Or, simply choose one widget only, and remove the other one.

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