Purging Your Cache in the Portal

The portal allows you to perform cache purges for resources in your configured domains. Select Cache Purge from the left navigation pane to display the Cache Purge screen.

Note

If purging the cache is disabled for the logged-in user on this property, a message to that effect is displayed.

To purge the cache, first select the specificity of the purge you want to perform. The choices are 

  • Multiple URLs
  • Single URL
  • Complete domain

To purge multiple URLs:

  1. Select Multiple URLs.
  2. Enter the URLs you want to purge in the text box. You can enter up to 10 URLs at a time. If you want to purge full directories (a prefix purge), use an asterisk (*); for example, ruraljuror.com/images/* will purge all cached objects that are from the /images directory.

To purge a single URL:

  1. Select Single URL.
  2. Select the domain you want to purge from the pulldown.
  3. Enter the path of the object you want to purge. If you want to purge full directories (a prefix purge), use an asterisk; for example, images/* will purge all cached objects that are from the /images directory of the selected domain. Note that if you do not specify a path or prefix, the entire selected domain's contents will be purged from the cache. This might take several minutes to complete.

To purge a complete domain:

  1. Select Complete domain.
  2. Select the domain you want to purge from the pulldown.

Once you have specified the type of cache purge, click Purge Cache. You will see a confirmation message:

Click Yes, Purge Cache to proceed wth the purge.

Warning

Full domain and prefix purge operations can potentially purge a large number of objects from the cache, which can temporarily affect your site's performance.

The portal will acknowledge that your cache purge request has been submitted by displaying a temporary message like this near the top of the window:

At the same time, the Running Tasks icon displays a number (this is the number of tasks currently running). If you hover the mouse pointer over the icon, a task message will be displayed:

Task list displayed when you click on the Tasks icon showing cache purge request is pending completion

When the purge is completed, the number of running tasks disappears, and mousing over the Running Tasks icon will display a message like this:

Task list displays cache purge request was successful

More control over cache purges (for example, performing wildcard purges, or submitting multiple requests at the same time) is available via the Cache Purge API; see the Cache Purge API Guide for details.