Website Security and Backups Help

Cache exceptions

If you want to disable caching on specific files or directories, there's an easy way to do it without having to disable the entire cache.

  1. Go to your GoDaddy product page.
  2. Next to Website Security and Backups, select Manage All.
  3. Under Firewall, select Details.
  4. Select Settings.
  5. Select Performance.
  6. Select Non-Cache URLs.
  7. Add the full address of the directory or files you want to avoid caching, and then select Add URL.

    Non-Cache URLs

More info

  • This feature will work with any existing caching mode.
  • We have special caching rules for images, .css, .js, .pdf, .txt, .mp3 and a few more extensions that are stored on our edge servers. The only way to clear these is by clearing the firewall cache.
  • Because JS and CSS files are cached, you can use a unique file version identifier to help ensure that updates to those resources go live as expected. This is done by adding a query string — such as ?ver=123.1 — to the end of the filename reference. You need to increment the version identifier — such as ?ver=123.2 — each time you update the JS or CSS file.

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