Magento enables you to configure alternatives to the default file system caching. This guide discusses some of those alternatives; namely,
Set up the following cache mechanisms in the Magento configuration:
Set up the Varnish without modifying the Magento configuration.
We’ll periodically add more cache alternatives so watch this space.
Magento uses the following caching terminology:
- Frontend: Similar to an interface or gateway to cache storage, implemented by Magento\Framework\Cache\Frontend.
- Cache types: Can be one of the types provided with Magento or you can create your own.
- Backend: Specifies details about cache storage, implemented by Magento\Framework\Cache\Backend
Two-level backend: Stores cache records in two backends—a faster one and a slower one.
Two-level backend cache configuration is beyond the scope of this guide at this time.
This topic discusses the following options for configuring caching:
- Modifying the provided
defaultcache frontend, which means you modify only
<your Magento install dir>/app/etc/di.xml(the Magento application’s global dependency injection configuration)
- Configuring your own custom cache frontend, which means you modify only
<your Magento install dir>/app/etc/env.phpbecause it overrides the equivalent configuration in
Varnish requires no changes to the Magento configuration. For more information, see Configure and use Varnish.