Enable the Joomla! cache

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

Enabling the cache will boost the overall performance of your installation. You can enable easily the caching system through the administrator panel of Joomla!.

  • Select the “System -> “Global Configuration” menu item:

    [![Joomla configuration](/images/img/apps/joomla/joomla-configuration-tab.png)](/images/img/apps/joomla/joomla-configuration-tab.png)
  • In the “System” tab, set the “Cache Settings” configuration field to “ON - Conservative Caching”. Save the changes.

    [![Joomla cache configuration](/images/img/apps/joomla/joomla-cache-settings.png)](/images/img/apps/joomla/joomla-cache-settings.png)
  • Navigate to the “Extensions -> Plugins” page, search for “cache” and enable the “System -> Page Cache” extension.

    [![Joomla cache configuration](/images/img/apps/joomla/joomla-enable-cache-plugin.png)](/images/img/apps/joomla/joomla-enable-cache-plugin.png)
Last modification April 8, 2020