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.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.

Great product

Posted on 07 September 2011

Excellent product, works great! I only wish for a 1.7 version now. And to ozzzz: You do not enable global (joomla config) nor do you enable the core joomla cache plugin when this is working. It has it's own system, but it uses the module cache timers (the ones you set for each individual module like when you're using Joomla's core cache)

I just tried and works very good. Nice work.

Perfect extension

Posted on 22 August 2011

Excellent, works perfectly!

One thing; it is unclear whether or not 'cache' should be enabled in global config! Should I?!

Owner's reply: Use enabled global cache - performance of your site shall be increased by caching of some parts of the content (articles, modules, etc.)

Great plugin

Posted on 14 August 2011

Very efficient plugin that did what I was expecting and even more! Service is excellent too. A real pleasure to deal with.

Caching to the next level

Posted on 20 June 2011

This is a beautiful extension, especially if your run an ecommerce site, such as Virtuemart. One of the main reasons I cannot use the default Joomla page cache is there are certain modules that cannot be cached and there is no option to keep sections of the page uncached. This plugin solves that. I have used it on several client sites now and it is working flawlessly.

You do need a tiny bit of programming knowledge to understand how to keep module positions uncached. But for something that is free and does the job very well, cant complain.

The biggest problem with Joomla caching is you cant exclude some components, like perhaps custom components or pages with your own dynamic PHP.

So Jotcache does a great job because you can exclude certain pages based on the variables in the URL.

BUT I cannot get it to work with Sobi2. I have random listings on Sobi2 but they show as fixed when Jotcache is enabled.

The email reply from the developer has been very quick which is good. But unfortunately he has not been able to provide a fix.

So its a 4* component. By which I mean it is excellent, and support is good, except for it not working for Sobi2 nor a fix been provided.

That means you dont have Sobi 2 its 5 stars!

Owner's reply: With my contribution to public open source I think that I am paying back solutions and ideas which I got from community. But I not owe you anything especially in the case when you are providing paid services to your customer.
When I asked for test server with similar environment to analyse and test possible solutions, then nothing was provided. Not to be personally biased I was searching for extent of open source support I found (with N. Dionysopoulos comment matching my feeling as well).

Good plugin to use

Posted on 18 May 2011

I plug-in works like charm on my site, with no more extra efforts i was able to install it and get it working. but only problem is i did not found any forums or support place where i can post my query. Jotcatche is conflicting with my advertisement which the main revenue from my site. for advertisement i use ijoomla ad agency component.

please let me know where i can get the place to post my questions

I'll give it an average rating because I am sure it will work well for most users. HOWEVER, that said, it does not work for me. I am using Sourcerer for Joomla (which allow for php/javascript in articles and custom modules). Despite having this work fine with the regular Joomla cache, with JotCache, the modules are outputting the code itself, not rendering it with the other plugins (IE: Sourcerer). JotCache is the last plugin in plugins order, so it should work; but it doesn't. And I'm not sure what else it may not be processing; this particular problem stood right out.

exelent copmonent

Posted on 18 April 2011

Would be nice to add connetion pause until first cahce is created (if that is even possible on this lvl) anyway good woork.

Perfect plugin

Posted on 14 April 2011

I had a big problem with the speed of loading web site. After installing this component and plugin the speed of page loads increased for double.

I had a problem with deleting the outdated records from the database, but a large and fast support has proven developer.

Thank you very much for your fast support and good addition to the site! Leszek


Last updated:
Sep 20 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
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