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Enabling mod_Expires with Your Hosting Account

Mod_expires is an Apache Web server module installed on all of our Linux hosting accounts by default and supports all mod_expires functionality. For more information, see What is mod_expires?

Because we do not enable mod_expires at the global level, you need to enable it in your .htaccess file. You can enable it on a per-directory basis and it applies recursively.

Our environment uses the vendor-provided code from Apache for mod_expires. Current Apache HTTPD documentation is accurate for using .htaccess files with our hosting accounts.

This example enables mod_expires for a set of common image types and CSS files:

<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"
</IfModule>

For more information, see Apache's mod_expires documentation.

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