View Full Version : Stop Browser Caching

11-21-2006, 10:36 AM
You swore you just published the page. Why is it the same? Why has it not changed?

So you try to publish it again and it still has not changed. What is going on? Are you going crazy?

The good new is that you are NOT going crazy. The bad news is that your browser is caching (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/personal-computer-forum/3426-help-my-browser-caching.html).

Many of you have been asking how to make it so that when a web page is loaded into a web browser, the browser will serve up the freshest and most recent version of that particular page instead of serving up a page from the browser's cache (Memory).

You would want to do this for a few different reasons...

1) If the page contains information that will be readily updated through a refresh command of some sort, you don't want a page in cache to thwart the process. You want the page to be reloaded from the server each time.

2) You want your websites visitors to have fresh page reloads every time they visit your site.

3) Another big concern is when someone is filling out forms. You really don't want the pages cached because if they are, credit card numbers and addresses and all kinds of stuff can be gathered from the cached page.

Solution: By adding a simple line of code to each of your pages, you can stop browser caching by 99%.

Please follow the below instructions....

1) Open up BlueVoda (http://support.vodahost.com/index.php?_m=downloads&_a=viewdownload&downloaditemid=1).
2) Open up the pages that you do not want cached.
3) Right mouse click on a blank area of the page and select Page HTML
4) Insert the below code "Between Head Tag" as shown below

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">

5) Save and republish the page.


Repeat the above steps on all the pages that you do not want browsers to cache.

11-21-2006, 11:17 AM
A great Tip that will solve SOOO many problems!

Bruce Hewitt
11-21-2006, 12:38 PM
Thanks general
Will be a great help, going to add it to ALL my pages right away

11-21-2006, 08:48 PM
thank you SO MUCH this is a real problem ann

11-22-2006, 03:24 AM
Ok...I am SOOOOOOO glad this came up! PLEASE, OH PLEASE, can anyone tell me WHO created the "HTTP-EQUIV" tag


I have tried ALOT of search combinations...IN ALOT OF SEARCH ENGINES, and still cannot find a document or site stating who came up with was doing a search on "PRAGMA" but i get lost or end up at National Science Foundation..get lost there too.

11-22-2006, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the tip. I am surely going to be using this for all of the web projects.

11-22-2006, 12:59 PM
Thanks General!
Was wondering what to do, and I now know. Will do it right away!

11-22-2006, 01:22 PM
Sorry - tried to edit last post to add this

This might also answer Roberts question ?!

Extract from URL page http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/meta.html (http://www.pacificnet.net/%7Ejohnr/meta.html)

11-22-2006, 01:46 PM
good info thank you. all done updating!
I dont really have to worry too much. all I have is forms. without major info. 'pay' is directed to paypal. but its nice to have at any rate.

11-22-2006, 02:28 PM
Good morning General!

What if you use SohoLaunch?

11-22-2006, 02:42 PM
Good morning General!

What if you use SohoLaunch?
Hi Dori,

This does not apply to Soholaunch because Soholaunch does not create static html pages.

11-22-2006, 02:50 PM
Thanx Vodahost. This problem has been problematic since I first started. I put and ad up for an affilite site special and it's expired before anyone read it. I used this forum a lot as a newbie, but encourage others to check back regularily for things like this is worth it. Besides, it gives me a chance to help others as well.

11-22-2006, 03:05 PM
Thanks for your help.

11-22-2006, 03:36 PM
Great idea! Thanks!

11-22-2006, 04:34 PM
Thanks so much for ths information
I am still working on my web pages, and have not published yet, so i am going to fix this also.
I will keep this page for future reference.
print it also.

Thanks again Evalen

11-22-2006, 04:43 PM
Thank you for this wonderful tip VH. copied and now i am pasting all my pages.

11-22-2006, 06:17 PM
Thank you, I changed it immediately but do you only change this on the index page ?

11-22-2006, 06:37 PM
Thank you, I changed it immediately but do you only change this on the index page ?

You do it to any page you like.