Leverage browser caching is showing ZERO on all performance tests

Hello there

My sites are hosted by SiteGround and I have enabled Leverage Browser Caching in my .htaccess file for https://newfriends2go.com/blog. I enabled it by entering the code direct and I have also tried with various different plugins. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be working, I am getting a Zero score.

I expected to see a score which would reflect items that have been successfully cached with recommendations for improvements which would also include items beyond my control to cache.

Can someone please help or offer some advice regarding Cloudflare settings to enable Leverage Browser Caching to work?

Thank you in advance

It looks like they’re just set low. Your static assets show 23.5 hours, but Google Pagespeed Insights recommends at least a week for static files.

I use my Cloudflare Cache settings to bump up the Browser Cache Expiration time. I also use a Page Rule to fine tune this for special resources where I want a different cache expiration time.

Hi Sdayman

Thank you so much fro your very prompt response. The static response of 23.hrs is a recommendation of GTMetrix, My expiration time is set much higher. I am a newbie to web building and I don’t really know about setting page rules in Cloudflare. Please see below a copy of my .htacces file, I may have things in the wrong order?

BEGIN Icilda Expires Headers

ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType text/css A31536000 ExpiresByType text/x-component A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-javascript A31536000 ExpiresByType application/javascript A31536000 ExpiresByType text/javascript A31536000 ExpiresByType text/x-js A31536000 ExpiresByType text/html A3600 ExpiresByType text/richtext A3600 ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A3600 ExpiresByType text/plain A3600 ExpiresByType text/xsd A3600 ExpiresByType text/xsl A3600 ExpiresByType text/xml A3600 ExpiresByType video/asf A31536000 ExpiresByType video/avi A31536000 ExpiresByType image/bmp A31536000 ExpiresByType application/java A31536000 ExpiresByType video/divx A31536000 ExpiresByType application/msword A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-fontobject A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-msdownload A31536000 ExpiresByType image/gif A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-gzip A31536000 ExpiresByType image/x-icon A31536000 ExpiresByType image/jpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType image/webp A31536000 ExpiresByType application/json A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-access A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/midi A31536000 ExpiresByType video/quicktime A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/mpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType video/mp4 A31536000 ExpiresByType video/mpeg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-project A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-font-otf A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-opentype A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/ogg A31536000 ExpiresByType application/pdf A31536000 ExpiresByType image/png A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/x-realaudio A31536000 ExpiresByType image/svg+xml A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-tar A31536000 ExpiresByType image/tiff A31536000 ExpiresByType application/x-font-ttf A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-opentype A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/wav A31536000 ExpiresByType audio/wma A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-write A31536000 ExpiresByType application/font-woff A31536000 ExpiresByType application/font-woff2 A31536000 ExpiresByType application/vnd.ms-excel A31536000 ExpiresByType application/zip A31536000 # END Icilda Expires Headers

BEGIN Icilda Browser Cache

AddType text/css .css AddType text/x-component .htc AddType application/x-javascript .js AddType application/javascript .js2 AddType text/javascript .js3 AddType text/x-js .js4 AddType text/html .html .htm AddType text/richtext .rtf .rtx AddType image/svg+xml .svg AddType text/plain .txt AddType text/xsd .xsd AddType text/xsl .xsl AddType text/xml .xml AddType video/asf .asf .asx .wax .wmv .wmx AddType video/avi .avi AddType image/bmp .bmp AddType application/java .class AddType video/divx .divx AddType application/msword .doc .docx AddType application/vnd.ms-fontobject .eot AddType application/x-msdownload .exe AddType image/gif .gif AddType application/x-gzip .gz .gzip AddType image/x-icon .ico AddType image/jpeg .jpg .jpeg .jpe AddType image/webp .webp AddType application/json .json AddType application/vnd.ms-access .mdb AddType audio/midi .mid .midi AddType video/quicktime .mov .qt AddType audio/mpeg .mp3 .m4a AddType video/mp4 .mp4 .m4v AddType video/mpeg .mpeg .mpg .mpe AddType application/vnd.ms-project .mpp AddType application/x-font-otf .otf AddType application/vnd.ms-opentype ._otf AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database .odb AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.chart .odc AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula .odf AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics .odg AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation .odp AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet .ods AddType application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text .odt AddType audio/ogg .ogg AddType application/pdf .pdf AddType image/png .png AddType application/vnd.ms-powerpoint .pot .pps .ppt .pptx AddType audio/x-realaudio .ra .ram AddType image/svg+xml .svg .svgz AddType application/x-shockwave-flash .swf AddType application/x-tar .tar AddType image/tiff .tif .tiff AddType application/x-font-ttf .ttf .ttc AddType application/vnd.ms-opentype ._ttf AddType audio/wav .wav AddType audio/wma .wma AddType application/vnd.ms-write .wri AddType application/font-woff .woff AddType application/font-woff2 .woff2 AddType application/vnd.ms-excel .xla .xls .xlsx .xlt .xlw AddType application/zip .zip # END Icilda Browser Caching

BEGIN Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding Header Icilda

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
	<FilesMatch ".(js|css|xml|gz|html)$">
		Header append Vary: Accept-Encoding
	</FilesMatch>
</IfModule>

END Specify a Vary: Accept-Encoding Header Icilda

AddHandler handler .extension

BEGIN WordPress

RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /blog/ RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L] RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule . /blog/index.php [L]

END WordPress

AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript

EXPIRES CACHING

ExpiresActive On ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 year" ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 year" ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 year" ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year" ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month" ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month" ExpiresByType application/javascript "access 1 month" ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access 1 month" ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month" ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 year" ExpiresDefault "access 7 days" ## EXPIRES CACHING ##

<filesMatch “.(ico|pdf|flv|jpg|jpeg|png|gif|js|css|swf)$”>
Header set Cache-Control “max-age=84600, public”

That looks like way too much work. I don’t do…any(?) of that in my Wordpress installations. I didn’t read every single entry, but my .htaccess is pretty small. And my sites pass the Leverage Browser Cache test.

In my Cloudflare Cache settings, I set it to one month. This applies to static resources which should rarely change. Plugin updates would be the exception, but I haven’t had any problems with resources staying in a browser cache for too long.

Which tool is giving your that zero score?

Hi Sdayman

GT metrix is giving me the zero score. Here’s the link: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/newfriends2go.com/PGRMxiy1

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