One of the features of the Website Firewall Platform is its caching. The Website Firewall Platform (powered by Sucuri) offers four caching options for you to select from.

The Caching Level can be managed from within your Memset Control Panel by selecting the "Manage Website Firewall Platform" page from the Overview page of your chosen Website Firewall Platform.

To understand which caching level is the best for your website, use this comparison table:

Caching LevelRecommended Site TypePage Caching TimeRedirects (301/302) Caching TimeNot Found (404) Caching TimeRespects Caching Headers*
EnabledStatic websites, no dynamic content and infrequent updates.180 minutes180 minutes4 minutesNo
Minimal CachingNews portal, blogs or sites with content updated daily and no user sessions.8 minutes15 minutes2 minutesNo
Site CachingeCommerce, forums, membership sites and custom applications.180 minutes180 minutes4 minutesYes
DisabledNon-public facing websites or websites using external CDNs.1 minute*10 minutes1 minuteYes

* Disabled caching level will only cache your pages, redirects or 404 responses when there are no Cache-Control or similar caching control headers. The same applies for Site Caching cache level.

Default Caching Level

The default (and recommended) Caching Level for the Website Firewall Platform is "Site Caching".

If you are facing caching issues, please make sure you’re using the indicated caching level for your website type.

Static Files

Regardless of the caching level you choose, static files will be cached for 3 days even on Disabled mode. This is done to prevent certain types of DDoS attacks.

You can use "versioning" which will ensure updates go live as expected. This is done by adding a query string such as "?ver=123.1" and incrementing (such as ?ver=123.2) on each update. The final option is to clear the Website Firewall Platform's cache.