How to Enable the SuperCacher on Joomla! Tutorial

Learn how to configure your Joomla! website to work with the dynamic cache

This tutorial explains how to configure your Joomla! application to work with our SuperCacher dynamic caching service.

First, you need to download, install and enable the SuperCacher for Joomla module to your application. To do this, follow the instructions in our tutorial on how to install Joomla modules. Once you do that, enable the Dynamic Caching for your site in cPanel by following these instructions.

How to Access the SuperCacher Settings

Once you install and enable the jSGCache Joomla plugin, navigate to the Extensions tab -> Plugins.

On the page that opens, type in jsgcache in the search field and click the search button. The plugin System - jSGCache will appear, and you should click on its name to access the SuperCacher settings.

How to Enable the Dynamic Cache

In order to start using the dynamic caching system, you need to enable the Dynamic Cache for your Joomla! site. To do this, simply set the SG Cache Status option to Enabled and click the Save button at the top of the page.

How to Enable the Dynamic Cache Autoflushing

The jSGCache plugin has three types of autoflushing options:

  • Automatic cache flushing - Cache is automatically flushed when any action is performed in the administration panel;
  • Autoflush 3rd party plugins - Automatically flush the Dynamic Cache if changes are detected on supported 3rd party plugins;
  • Autoflush outside administration - Automatically flush the Dynamic Cache if changes are detected outside the administration area.

To enable or disable a particular autoflush option simply use the Yes/No radio buttons for it and click the Save button at the top of the page.

How to Manage the Caching Exclude List

The URL Blacklist feature allows you to exclude specific URLs or groups of URLS from being cached. This is useful especially if you have posts or pages that have a lot of dynamic content in them and should not be cached. To add an URL or group of URLs to the exclude list, type them in the URL Blacklist text field and press the Save button at the top of the page.

Each entry should be added on a separate line. The plugin will remove all matching URLs from the cache. This means that if you add http://yoursite.com/category/dynamic-content/ to the list, all posts in that category with URLs like http://yoursite.com/category/dynamic-content/post-1 will be excluded from the cache. In addition, you can add parts of your site like /store/ to exclude all pages with this string in their URLs.