Investigating the HT Access file far-futures expiry & speed

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HT Access file

Far-futures expiry date should be set for cached assets. With no “max age” set in the .htaccess file, assets are stored for too short of a time. We recommend a 1-year expiration. The HT Access file is full of code. We don’t like seeing this much code in this file. It’s not a danger. It is indicative of plugins reading and writing to the server. This can cause delays. We include the contents for your inspection. We don’t make code alterations to this file.


Steve Teare
performance engineer
June 2021


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