Good morning, my problem is that, after changing some pages of my website, the users who access the website (and that already had visited it before the changes) see the older, not updated, version. I experimented by myself that this issue is related to the cache because after clearing it i can see the updated version of my website.
I read a lot of posts in your forum where users talk about this issue, but i haven’t found a good solution yet.
As you suggest, removing completely the cache through htaccess file is not a good idea because this would slow down the website.
Now, that’s the point, a website contains bug (which can be removed after proper testing), and introduces new functionalities and features step by step.
If users don’t clear the cache manually, they will continue to see the older version of my website potentially forever.
Indeed. If you don’t like or want to use the .htaccess, then using Cloudflare is also a good idea for purging and removing caches from your visitors and update them, you know. But if you don’t want to use Cloudflare too, then there’s no way to remove the caches of the visitors automatically or by yourself or by your website.
If you are using Wordpress, then there is a plugin for it, like purging caches, expiring headers and disabling caching on your Wordpress site - W3 Total Cache.
Thanks for your help guys.
I tried to add my website to CloudFlare but here’s the answer:
Please ensure you are providing the root domain and not any subdomains
If i try to enter only epizy.com it says:
This zone is banned and cannot be added to Cloudflare at this time.
I also tried to enable CloudFlare from my control panel of infinity free.
After i enter the complete domain name (subdomain.epizy.com) it appears:
Currently disabled Click to enable
If i click the enable button it appears the following
CLOUDFLARE ERROR : We were unable to identify [mySubdomain].epizy.com as a registered domain. Please ensure you are providing the root domain and not any subdomains
How can i solve?
Edit: I don’t use WordPress or any other tool, my website is completely “hand made”
Registering a completely new domain will make my website go in conflict with infinty free subdomain (or not?). I mean basically if i register a new domain from Freenom what will happen to my website hosted with InfinityFree?
Sorry it may seem a stupid question but i’m new here and this is the first time i develop a complete website for real.
Also, thanks for the tip
Still remains intact unless you deleted DNS records or files.
If you created new domain to Freenom, point the nameservers to cloudflare nameservers. Then, create a cloudflare account, and enter the newly created domain. Then follow the steps after. Then add “DNS records” as it follows:
Yes, exactly. I added my new domain registered with freenom.
It worked for some hours but now the folder which contained the files has just disappeared.
I don’t know if it can helps, but right after tranfering the files into the folder of the new domain (/myNewDomain/htdocs), i deleted all files inside the main htdocs folder (/htdocs), because i would like to have the website working only at [myNewDomain].ml and not at both [myNewDomain].ml and [mySubdomain].epizy.com
I solved this last problem eliminating and adding again the domain in the section “Addon Domain”.
I have a completely “hand made” website (without WordPress or Wix or others), and i want to host it with InfinityFree
Initially i created a subdomain ([mySubdomain].epizy.com), but i want to use CloudFlare because it helps with the update problem due to cache.
So I created a new domain with Freenom (myNewDomain.ml), and I pointed it to InfinityFree nameservers.
Then i added this new domain in the “Addon Domain” section.
I enabled CloudFlare for this domain directly from the “CloudFlare Manager” section.
Do i need to point the domain to CloudFlare nameservers to make it work correctly?
How can i completely eliminate my starting subdomain without deleting also the folder of the new domain in the file manager?