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Activate the MediaWiki cache

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

To enable page caching, follow the steps below depending on your installation type. For more information, refer to these resources:

Approach A: Bitnami installations using system packages

Enable page caching by adding the following entries to the end of the /opt/bitnami/mediawiki/LocalSettings.php file:

$wgUseFileCache = true; /* default: false */
$wgFileCacheDirectory = "$IP/cache";
$wgShowIPinHeader = false;

Approach B: Self-contained Bitnami installations

Enable page caching by adding the following entries to the end of the /opt/bitnami/apps/mediawiki/htdocs/LocalSettings.php file:

$wgUseFileCache = true; /* default: false */
$wgFileCacheDirectory = "$IP/cache";
$wgShowIPinHeader = false;

Execute this command to set proper directory permissions:

$ sudo chmod g+w /opt/bitnami/apps/mediawiki/htdocs/cache
Last modification June 30, 2020