Magento Themes and Magento Extensions

How to Clean Magento Cache Properly

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Posted on May 10th, 2013 | Posted by admin

One of the most important tasks you need to remember after each major change (and before Magento upgrade) is to clean up your Magento cache.

Login to Admin Panel
Go to System Cache Management
Select all Cache Types, choose Refresh from the Action dropdown and click on Submit button
Click on Flush Magento Cache
Click on Flush Cache Storage
Click on Flush Catalog Images Cache
Click on Flush JavaScript/CSS Cache
Not satisfied? Then login to your Linux server and clean up tha cache folder manually

Magento development and cache

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Posted on January 25th, 2013 | Posted by admin

Magento can be setup to use the various cache methods. These include sqlite, memcached, apc, eaccelerator, database and file types. The Magento cache can be found through the Mage_Core_Model_Cache model.

Let’s access the cache model as a singleton.

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$cached = Mage::getSingleton('core/cache');

The methods available to the object $cached are listed below:

  • load($id)
  • save($data, $id, $tags=array(), $lifeTime=null)
  • remove($id)
  • clean($tags=array())
  • flush()

Saving data to cache

How to delete Magento Cache by FTP

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Posted on April 7th, 2012 | Posted by admin

Sometimes Magento can return unexpected errors after installing extensions or some code changes.

If you can no longer access to your site delete everything inside:

/var/cache

Configuring APC Cache For Faster Magento

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Posted on April 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Just to give you brief introduction of APC Cache; Alternative PHP Cache (APC) is a free and open opcode cache which provides free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. If you tweak APC well you can even cache application data (user cache).

Now, let me ask you this. Does your store despite all hard work still under performing? If the answer is yes then it’s a right time to induce Alternative PHP Cache (APC) to speed up your Magento store. Although, there are lots of opcode cache available like eaccelerator, Xcache etc.) still we are using APC just because of greater support and stability. APC cache is taken as default in PHP 6 so using APC makes more sense.

Configuring Symfony2 to use APC cache

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Posted on February 22nd, 2012 | Posted by admin

Symfony2 support several caching systems and one of them is APC cache.

This article is going to be short …. but, everything in Symfony2 is so developer friendly that do not require some huge knowledge to accomplish …

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