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Leverage browser caching in a Windows 2003 shared hosting

Posted on 2011-04-23
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Some of sites are on shared hosting (Windows 2003 Server), so I have no way to access server configuration.
I read everywhere about leverage browser caching, expecially for static files (jpg, css, js, etc.) but... how to do this in my case?
The hosting has .NET installed, could a web.config file help in some way? If yes, how?

Thanks in advance for the answers
Question by:ivanhalen
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Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
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No, the browser never sees 'web.config'.  Browsing caching is controlled by the user and the browser.  Unless it is turned off, browsers will automatically cache files.  When they request a page that is in their cache, they issue a conditional GET request that includes an expiration date.  If the page or file on the server has not been modified, it sends back a "304 Not Modified" response and the browser uses the page in it's cache.  http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec10.html

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