How to set the Expires header in .htaccess

Apache: How to set the Expires header in .htaccess

Setting the expires header is a great way to enable browser based caching, which should help make some pages load faster. Here is the code how to do it in .htaccess.

  1. <IfModule mod_expires.c>
  2.         ExpiresActive on
  3.  
  4.         ExpiresDefault                                    "access plus 1 month"
  5.  
  6.  
  7.     # TEXT STUFF
  8.        ExpiresByType text/css                            "access plus 1 year"
  9.         ExpiresByType application/json                    "access plus 0 seconds"
  10.         ExpiresByType application/xml                     "access plus 0 seconds"
  11.         ExpiresByType text/xml                            "access plus 0 seconds"
  12.  
  13.     # FAVICON
  14.        ExpiresByType image/x-icon                        "access plus 1 week"
  15.  
  16.     # HTML
  17.        ExpiresByType text/html                           "access plus 0 seconds"
  18.  
  19.     # JAVASCRIPT
  20.        ExpiresByType application/javascript              "access plus 1 year"
  21.  
  22.     # FONTS
  23.        ExpiresByType application/font-woff2              "access plus 1 month"
  24.         ExpiresByType application/font-woff               "access plus 1 month"
  25.         ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-fontobject       "access plus 1 month"
  26.         ExpiresByType application/x-font-ttf              "access plus 1 month"
  27.         ExpiresByType font/opentype                       "access plus 1 month"
  28.         ExpiresByType image/svg+xml                       "access plus 1 month"
  29.  
  30.  
  31.         ExpiresByType application/x-web-app-manifest+json "access plus 0 seconds"
  32.         ExpiresByType text/cache-manifest                 "access plus 0 seconds"
  33.  
  34.         ExpiresByType audio/ogg                           "access plus 1 month"
  35.         ExpiresByType image/gif                           "access plus 1 month"
  36.         ExpiresByType image/jpeg                          "access plus 1 month"
  37.         ExpiresByType image/png                           "access plus 1 month"
  38.         ExpiresByType video/mp4                           "access plus 1 month"
  39.         ExpiresByType video/ogg                           "access plus 1 month"
  40.         ExpiresByType video/webm                          "access plus 1 month"
  41.  
  42.         ExpiresByType application/atom+xml                "access plus 1 hour"
  43.         ExpiresByType application/rss+xml                 "access plus 1 hour"
  44.  
  45. </IfModule>

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