How to disable cache in Xampp and NodeJs Server

How to disable cache in Xampp and NodeJs Server

When developing frontend sometimes i use NodeJs and Xampp as servers. Sometimes Caching of static files becomes a problem such as styles dont update even though the css files are modified. So i needed to disable the caching.

XAMPP Server

xampp

Edit httpd.conf ([xampp folder]/apache/conf/http.conf) file and add following at the end:

# Don't cache html, htm, js, css

<filesMatch "\.(html|htm|js|css)$"> FileETag None <ifModule mod_headers.c> Header unset ETag Header set Cache-Control "max-age=0, no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate" Header set Pragma "no-cache" Header set Expires "Wed, 11 Jan 1984 05:00:00 GMT" </ifModule>
</filesMatch>
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NodeJS Server

Use nocache module.

pnpm i nocache
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const nocache = require('nocache');
app.use(nocache());
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OR

Use set etag to false

app.set('etag', false);
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