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If you have a WordPress, Drupal or Joomla-based website, you can benefit from the NGINX-powered Dynamic Cache, part of the SuperCacher tool. This tutorial explains how the Dynamic Cache works and how to enable and flush it.
How does Dynamic Cache work?
The Dynamic Cache purpose is to cache all resources on your site even if they are dynamically generated. For example, if you have a Joomla website, your images and other multimedia will be static but your articles will be stored in the application database.
This means that when someone loads your site, Joomla will query the database in order to get the necessary information. These queries take some time to be processed by the MySQL service and return a result.
The Dynamic Cache stores entire pages of your website in the server RAM. This means that only the first visitor will load the entire content from the database and the next visitors will get the page output directly from the server's memory which is much faster.
Currently, the Dynamic Cache level supports three applications - Joomla version, WordPress and Drupal.
How to enable the Dynamic Cache?
First, you need to download the appropriate plugin for your application. In the Dynamic Cache tab of the SuperCacher cPanel tool, you will see a list of the installed applications on your account. Next to each one of them, you will find a button to download the appropriate plugin.
Once you download the plugin for your application, you need to install it. You can find instructions how to install the extension of the different applications in our tutorials:
- How to Install SuperCacher for WordPress
- How to Install jSGCache for Joomla!
- How to Install SuperCacher for Drupal 7
Finally, you need to enable the service for the selected application. You can do this by switching the Off button to On next to the site you want to enable Dynamic Cache for.
How to flush the Dynamic Cache?
To flush the Dynamic Cache for a website, you can use the Flush Cache button next to the entry for it. Alternatively, if you want to flush the Dynamic Cache for all applications you can use Master Flush button.