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