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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.

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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.5

  • 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).
  • Cached page content can be compressed before saving into the cache. JotCache plugin has option to compress (gzlib) cached pages before storing to the cache, therefore the web access to cached content is accelerated. Compressing function covers static (page) as well as dynamic module content.
  • 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.

Functionality

Extensive, great functionality.

Ease of use

Good, but not everything is obvious.

Support

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

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
Functionality

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.

Support

Vlado provided me with some of the best support I have ever received for any product.

Documentation

The forums are helpful for troubleshooting, but it is a simple extension to use.

I used this to: Making my sites lightning fast!

Functionality

Doing the best caching that we have found for Joomla

Ease of use

Easy to use

Support

Support from day to day


Functionality

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.

Support

We've had an answer to our question.

Documentation

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.

Very impressive!


Posted on 17 September 2015
Functionality

JotCache offers full 'cache control', very attractive especially for larger sites.


Ease of use

Works right after installation.
Impressive for such a sophisticated tool with advanced features.
Fine tuning gives even better results.

Support

Very pleasant contact with Vlado.
He is very quick, takes the time to assist and gives good instructions.
Thanks very much!

Documentation

Nice and extended descriptions. Important to use it to benefit the most!

I used this to: Allmost all sites

Does not work


Posted on 07 September 2015
Functionality

It al looked very good but so far 0 of the functios work. That is right. 0.

Ease of use

Installing is easy, functions seem to look nice, they just don't do anything.

Support

A forum. Very nice but it should not be needed if documentation was okay.
I could not find a solution to my problems so i have to post mine.

Documentation

Documentation is incomplete, it does not say what to do after installing or what errors mean you may get on the way.

I used this to: A large websites which could use this. Newest Joomla etc....
Owner's reply: Joomla Extension Directory is first class site for finding of proper Joomla extension during built-up of the web site. JED visitors are not only interested on appropriate description of the extension but also on reviews based on real extension usage. This review does not describe real evaluation of JotCache but only contains missleading points to problems which are not truth.
Remark to the documentation :
Any critical user can find detail description of each JotCache feature on dedicated JotCache knowledge base e.g. http://kbase.jotcomponents.net/jotcache:help:v50j3x:new51. These help pages are also accessable from the extension administration pages through HELP button.

Functionality

I wanted an improved cache....I got an improved cache. Not their fault my hosting service doesn't have memcache as standard.

Ease of use

Turned it on......it worked. I did some poking...it worked better.

Support

Not needed them. Documentation and forum has been enough so far.

Documentation

As above. This and the forum has been enough.

I used this to: My own site but will be moving it onto client sites as soon as possible.

Works great!


Posted on 10 January 2015
Functionality

Right out of the box it works! The basic settings are already set to go. This is MUCH better than the core Joomla system cache.

Ease of use

Download, install, activate the plugin = you're set. Nice to have autoclean! EasyCron is also great!

Documentation

Good! All the inner workings are explained clearly along with a nice overview of the Joomla cache system. Might need better English.

I used this to: I use this for a relatively small personal website.

Perfect!!!


Posted on 03 August 2014

Thank you very much, your plugin save too much time for my site. Increase my site speed 3 times.


Thank you for your excellent work on this component. This is something that should be included in the JoomlaCore, as there are many components that caching breaks, but where you still need caching for the rest of the site.



I have a fairly complex site that where I need caching, but when I turn on caching it "breaks" the store component. This is a life saver.



Thank You!! Thank You!! Thank You!!

Owner's reply: Thanks very much to all reviewers for positive evaluation of JotCache extension. During last four years was this page caching solution for Joomla CMS steady expanded with new better features for site administrators. The development is driven with community feedback and result is given back as open source.

JotCache

Version:
5.3.1
Developer:
V.Kanich
Last updated:
Mar 25 2016
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
Includes:
Compatibility:
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