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Make Browsers Cache Static Files On nginx

Oct 05, 2012, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

This tutorial explains how you can configure nginx to set the Expires HTTP header and the max-age directive of the Cache-Control HTTP header of static files (such as images, CSS and Javascript files) to a date in the future so that these files will be cached by your visitors' browsers. This saves bandwidth and makes your web site appear faster (if a user visits your site for a second time, static files will be fetched from the browser cache).

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