Low-level cache options

The Magento application uses a low-level cache frontend and backend to provide access to the cache storage.

Low-level frontend cache

Magento extends Zend_Cache_Core by implementing Magento\Framework\Cache\Core frontend cache.

Low-level backend cache

In general, the Magento application works with any backend cache that Zend_Cache Backends supports. However, this guide covers only the following low-level backend caches:

  • Redis
  • Database
  • File system (default): No configuration is necessary to use file system caching.

Varnish doesn’t require setting up a low-level cache backend.

We’ll periodically add more low-level cache types so watch this space.