Cache Warming

It's common practice for sites to utilize page caching to accelerate the loading times of dynamic sites. When auditing your site, you want to assess the cached version, as this is a more accurate representation of the actual user experience.

Luckily, DeploymentHawk takes care of this automatically. Before initiating an audit of each page, DeploymentHawk first sends a GET request. This action, often called "warming the cache," ensures that the audit is carried out on the cached version of the page, accurately reflecting its performance under normal conditions.

If you check your site's access logs, you might come across GET requests accompanied by the DeploymentHawk Cache Warmer user agent. This is just an indication of the cache warming process that's been put into action.