How do I disable CDN caching while working on my website design?



What is caching? Here's a common definition:

Temporary storage space on your hard disk where recently viewed web pages are held. Cache allows you to quickly load a previously visited web page without having to reload the page and its images from the web server on subsequent visits. Settings can be changed to specify the location on the hard disk, the amount of space allocated to it, and the frequency in which pages are stored.


More simply, when a resource is cached it is stored on your local hard-drive temporarily so you don't have to re-download it each time you visit a website.

Why disable it if it's so good?

Neto employs advanced caching as part  our effort to keep your website as fast as possible, this is a good thing for your users but often as a developer you may need to make quick changes to your site. When making these changes you often want two things, to see the changes you are making instantly, and/or to push those changes out to your users without any delay.

If you are a developer you can request access to manage the caching levels on your site via Neto's CDN provider. This way you can turn caching off when you need to make a quick change and turn it back on again when you're done.

How to turn off caching

To turn off caching navigate to Admin > System Setup > Optimisation & Performance with your Neto Control Panel. Click on the Manage CDN button.

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Note: If this section is not available in your control panel, contact Neto at support@neto.com.au to request access. Depending on your Neto hosting package granting access may require an additional fee.

 

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Next, click on the thumbnail image of your website.

 

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On the next page, click the settings button in the top right corner.

 

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Finally, under Acceleration Mode switch the mode to Off. Click the orange Save button.

Note: If this drop-down is disabled please contact Neto at support@neto.com.au.


  • Last Modified: 18/11/2016