Magento Cache management

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Using caches improves the speed of your shop. We recommend using all the Magento caches available for your Magento installation for optimal results. This article explains more about Magento cache management.

Cache settings

We recommend you to activate all cache settings for an optimal result. Activating the cache settings can be done in the backend of Magento.

  • Log in to your Magento backend with your username and password.
  • Navigate to System -> Cache Management.
  • Check Select all.
  • Choose Enable in the dropdown next to Actions
  • Click the Submit button
Cache storage management

Cache storage management

Configuration

Magento caches merged config.xml/local.xml files from app/etc/, all modules and custom configuration saved in your database.

Layouts

This works the same as ‘Configuration’. Several .xml files are merged to a single configuration file which Magento caches.

Blocks HTML output

Magento divides HTML code in blocks. Caching these blocks makes Magento serve them faster when requested.

Translations

Every module and every theme can supply it’s own translation files, saved in app/locale/. By caching this Magento collects all files and merges them to one file.

Collections Data

The name says it all. It’s a collection of data files. Magento connects them to a specific cache ID to load this information faster when requested.

EAV Types and attributes

EAV (entity-attribute-value model) requires configuration to be loaded from database. To speed up the initialisation Magento caches this configuration.

Web services configuration

This caches all your API connections. More information about Magento API’s can be found on Magentocommerce.com.

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