Cache validity configuration refers to a set of validity policies the CDN cache nodes should follow when caching your business contents.
All resources cached on CDN nodes have validity. For unexpired resources, when a request reaches the node, the node will directly return the requested resource to the user, so as to speed up the resource acquisition. For expired resources, the node will forward the user request to the origin server, reacquire the resource and cache it to the node, and then return it to the user. A proper cache validity can effectively improve the resource hit rate and lower the origin-pull rate, reducing bandwidth usage.
You can configure the browser cache validity on the console. For more information, please see Browser Cache Validity Configuration.
You can configure different cache validity periods for different types of directories and files. If the cache validity is configured to "0", the CDN node will not cache the resource, in which case the CDN node needs to pull related resources from the origin server every time the users send access requests to the node. For more information on cache configurations, please see Node Cache Validity Configuration (Legacy).
Tencent Cloud CDN supports configuring cache actions and cache validity rules for various file types, and you can also adjust the priority of custom cache rules. Proper cache validity rules can effectively improve the resource hit rate and lower the origin-pull rate, reducing bandwidth usage. For more information, please see Cache Configuration.
When adding an acceleration domain name, default node cache validity rules are added based on different acceleration service types and can be modified as needed.
When multiple cache rules are set, the ones at the bottom of the list have higher priority. For example, if a domain name is configured as follows:
All files - 30 days .php .jsp .aspx - 0 seconds .jpg .png .gif - 300 seconds /test/*.jpg - 400 seconds /test/abc.jpg - 200 seconds
If the domain name is
www.test.com, and the resource is
www.test.com/test/abc.jpg, the matching rule will be as follows:
The final cache validity is subject to the last matching result, so it will be 200 seconds.