How to enable caching for your Magento store

Tips and Guides/ 26th Sep 2016/Will Cook-Martin

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Magento is a great e-commerce solution used by many of our customers. Most probably because it is scalable and helps to reduce back-end administration. One of its downsides is that it can be a bit of a resource hog. We don’t for example recommend that you try to run a Magento store from a shared server

One way in which you can combat this is by implementing a caching solution. The following guide will detail how to enable caching for your Magento store using Magento’s inbuilt caching engine. Though there are more refined and more intensive caching solutions available, this is perhaps the easiest to implement

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1
Log into the Magento admin panel

Log into your admin panel by visiting the admin URL

This is by default www.yourdomain.com/index.php/admin unless you specified otherwise on installation

magento_login

2

Navigate to System > Cache Management

magento_cache_management

3

Click the “select all” button in the top left hand side of the page, in order to select all caching methods available.

select_all_magento_cache_options

4

Click the drop down box, next to “Actions” in the top right area of the page, change this to enable

Press the “Submit” button

enable_magento_caching

5

Magento’s built in caching is now enabled

how to enable magento caching

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