Core Enhancements, Performance

JotCache is advanced solution for page caching in Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.x framework. JotCache consists from JotCache Plugin, JotCache Component and JotCache recache plugins.

New combination of system plugin and management component covers tailored processing in JotCache for all types of extensions : static and dynamic modules as well as components with static content and dynamic forms. Extended marking of cached content allows fast checking of cache operation in frontend and backend (new feature for easy selecting of cached pages which needs cache reset).

JotCache Plugin is extended replacement of standart System-Cache plugin with following enhancements :

Features of ver.6

  • Cache management with faster opening on larger web sites – the cached files are presented with cached page titles and links, added more informations about cached page (browser type, language, non-routed query string), implemented items ordering, changed information about date/time of caching (incl. indication of expired or no more existing cache files)
  • Exclusion of selected pages and module template positions from page caching
  • Bots/crawlers and cookies exclusion
  • Selective use of browser cache for choosen page URI's
  • Multisite operation
  • Use of memcached (server) as cache storage
  • Extended URL caching rules (include/exclude general mode, using logical AND in rule expressions)
  • Cache Operation Modes (previous Browser Split) with possibility for each browser category (incl. phones, tablets) to select own operation mode :
    • exclude from caching
    • use common cache (for different browser categories)
    • use individual cache
  • Powerfull autoclean (garbage collection) activity
  • Possibility to set different page caches based on visitor browser type and device(phone,tablet).
  • Possibility to clear the cache only for selected pages.
  • Batch recaching of frontend pages based on :
    • information stored in database from previous page caching activity
    • site crawling started with site homepage to other linked pages up to given depth level Batch recaching can be also processed as cron job with selected setting possibilities
  • Manual recache of marked files by users with JotCache recache rights. In this working mode authorized user can start the recache of viewed page on frontend pages and see immediatelly the results.
The range of functions was sufficient for my purposes and well structured.
Ease of use
Unfortunately not always self-explanatory. The basic configuration can be used quickly. Unfortunately, not all options are well explained.
The support was probably discontinued in 2019, there were no updates and posts in the forum and blog after 6.2.
I used this to: The site is still accessible and the download is also available, but it can only be used for Joomla 3.
Because I have an urgent solution for Joomla 4, I upgraded the last available version to version 7.0.0. This is currently being used successfully in a project.
The best easy to use Joomla 3 cache system with no issues with other Joomla components.
Ease of use
Very easy and efficient to use and set up. It working well with other extensions plg as well.
There is some forum and docs but the activity when this comp/pls will not continue to be developed have done less support in forum.
Its ok and enough but not updated lately bcs this plg will not be updated and developed for Joomla 4.
I used this to: All Joomla sites and it can be used with other Joomla optimisation plg as well example XT Images where it working extremly well. Pity not be developed for Joomla 4 though ;(
I was using for many years this plugin and considered the most advanced cache one
Ease of use
It was very easy to use, never had a problem using this plugin and it had very advanced criteria for cookies splitting for example
No more support, the developer announced that there will not be any version for Joomla 3.10 and Joomla 4
I used this to: Page caching especially for mobile advanced use, sadly this is abandoned plugin
A significant improvement for Joomla's page cache, giving more control over caching and option to automate cleaning and recache with cron.
Ease of use
It takes a bit of time to learn and configure it, but much is self-explanatory. Also: tested and working in Joomla 3.10.0 alpha5.
There is much useful info there, enough to cover most questions. Make sure you check it out especially if you want to fine-tune your cache.
I used this to: Improved page cache. If JCH is also used, it is better to disable Jot's integration setting, as it doesn't include recent JCH versions. Both plugins can work side by side without integration, and without problem. Jot hasn't been updated for some time, but it works in Joomla 3.10.
Thank you for so much functionality. Perfect to cache pages in Joomla.
Ease of use
Very easy to use, the best, most simple extension for Joomla. All my sites; huge pages; speedy loading with Jotcache.
Excellent support and responsive. All my sites; huge pages; speedy loading with Jotcache
Perfect documentation, All my sites; huge pages; speedy loading with Jotcache
I used this to: All my sites; huge pages; speedy loading with Jotcache. All my sites; huge pages; speedy loading with Jotcache

Thank you!

Posted on 24 June 2017
Make my page very fast.
Ease of use
No need.
Simple to use, for some problem they have forum.
I used this to: For a big inside company website.
Extensive, great functionality.
Ease of use
Good, but not everything is obvious.
Have had two different questions in the JotCache forum completely ignored. It is a free add-on so perhaps my expectations are too high.
Documentation contains very poor English. It is often hard or impossible to decipher.
I used this to: A large Joomla site - improving performance. Add-on apparently may NOT work very well with HikaShop.

Huge Speed Increase

Posted on 10 March 2016
Does what it claims to do and does it extremely well. My site uses CloudFlare and was already fast, but JotCache took it to the next level!
Ease of use
Very easy to use, just install and configure accordingly.
Vlado provided me with some of the best support I have ever received for any product.
The forums are helpful for troubleshooting, but it is a simple extension to use.
I used this to: Making my sites lightning fast!
Doing the best caching that we have found for Joomla
Ease of use
Easy to use
Support from day to day
Fits my needs. Had to do a little trick in the code but V.Kanich will include it in the release.
Ease of use
At the begining, you have to search a bit and to read documentation to understand everything you need. Then, it's OK.
We've had an answer to our question.
OK but could be much better given the quality and popularity of this plugin.
I used this to: Sites with a lot of content. Joomla's performance dropped since 2.5 version in such a case. Jotcache is just mandatory if you have more than 500 articles.


Last updated:
Sep 20 2018
5 years ago
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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