Magento Cache Explained
Have you ever made any modifications to your Magento eCommerce store, then notice that the items you just added are not showing up? If so, you need to know how to properly flush, or clear the cache. By following the instructions below your items will instantly appear to your live website.
Magento keeps its cache in /var/cache located inside the Magento installation directory. So, for example, if your Magento is installed in your main public_html folder, the cache will be in public_html/var/cache.
- To clear the cache, simply delete everything from the /var/cache directory and then reload your website in your browser.
- If you need to go a step further and clear all sessions, you can also delete everything from the /var/session folder within your Magento installation directory.
When developing your store, you need to be able to see the changes you have implemented each time you load the page. In order to do this, you should refresh Magento’s caching system. To do this follow these simple steps.
- Select System->Cache Management from the Magento Administration Panel
- Select Refresh from the All Cache Drop Down List.
- Save changes.