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How to Purge Application Cache

In this article, you will learn how to purge your application cache with a single click instead of purging different cache layers manually.

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In the fast-paced world of web development, speed and performance are paramount. Slow load times can frustrate and deter potential visitors, impacting the success of your online endeavors. To combat this, Cloudways has implemented a powerful caching solution that operates at both the server and application layers, enhancing your website's performance and boosting its load times. However, with great power comes the need for precision – this is where our Purge Site Cache feature comes into play.

In the past, managing various types of caches, from application-level caches to Varnish, Cloudflare, and Redis, involved a time-consuming process of clearing them individually. Each modification to your website required meticulous cache purging, making it all unproductive.

But now, with the introduction of the Purge Site Cache option, you can clear all caches with a single click, ensuring that your visitors always see the most up-to-date version of your website. It is a simple yet efficient solution that puts you in control, letting you focus on what truly matters so you no longer worry about outdated content or sifting through caching layers.


This feature only purges the cache of a particular application you select but if you are looking to purge the server-level Varnish cache, you can review this article as it will allow you to purge Varnish cache of all the applications deployed on the server.

How to Purge Application Cache

Here's how you can clear your application cache with just a few clicks. Please note that this feature is exclusively available for customers who are using the Cloudways New Interface (Cloudways Unified).

Step #1 — Navigate to Application Settings

Log in to your Cloudways Platform using your credentials.

  1. From the top menu bar, open Servers.

  2. Next, choose the server where your desired application is deployed.

  3. Click the globe icon to view all the applications.

  4. Next, choose your application.

  5. Under Application Management, select Application Settings.

  6. Navigate to General.

Step #2 — Purge Application Cache

Now, under Purge Site Cache, simply click Purge.

This will immediately start clearing the cache of your application from all the layers and it may make your website temporarily unavailable until the cache is recreated.

That’s it! We hope this tutorial was helpful. If you need any help, then feel free to search your query on Cloudways Support Center or contact us via chat (Need a Hand > Send us a Message). Alternatively, you can also create a support ticket.

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