Temporarily disable varnish cache

How can I disable Varnish cache?

Varnish is a HTTP/web page accelerator. We use Varnish both as a load balancer and to speed up page loads by having varnish answer requests, instead of storage servers (which answer slower). Basically Varnish makes a web page faster.

Sometimes it is useful to temporarily disable varnish cache, for example when editing your website. You can do this by adding a .htaccess file with the following code to the directory that you are editing.

Header add "disablevcache" "true"


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