Bolt - Magento Full Page Cache

Bolt - Magento Full Page Cache
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Add full pache caching functionality to Magento Community and be amazed at how fast your site loads with Bolt.

  • Cache core Magento modules and any 3rd party Magento extension.
  • Hole punching fully configurable from the Magento Admin. No coding required!
  • Compatible with any web server and works on shared hosting, VPS and dedicated hosting.
  • Achieve a time to first byte (TTFB) of less than 500ms!

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The best Magento full page cache extension available!
Compatible with Magento Community - & Magento Enterprise.

Magento Full Page Cache (FPC)

The best way to speed up your Magento eCommerce site is by using a full page caching system. There are several of these available but what makes Bolt so good is that in the majority of cases, the Magento framework isn't loaded and no DB connection is made! This massively improves page load time and allows your server to handle many more requests!

Bolt can be used on any server; be it a dedicated server, a VPS or even a shared server. It's used by (in combination with Opti, see below) and allows us to keep our hosting costs way down while still having a fast and responsive site.

Auto-Cache Cleaning

If you clean your whole cache, it can take a while for it to warm up again. To combat this problem, Bolt automatically cleans specific pages of your cache at particular times. As an example, each time you save a product or a CMS page in the Magento Admin, the related cache files will be cleaned.

Can I use Bolt with Opti?

Yes and you should! Bolt is full page caching extension for Magento; that's all it does but it does it extremely well. Opti offers HTML minification, CSS minification and Javascript minification meaning that Bolt has to cache less data and there's even less data to send from your server to your customer.

Hole Punching in Bolt

Bolt now includes it's own hole punching service that can be configured from the Magento Admin. To do this, select System > Configuration > Bolt > Hole Punch. From here you can enter the names of Magento blocks that you want to be hole punched - it's that easy! Once you have made a change here, you should refresh your cache to ensure the changes are put live.

The most common hole punch configuration is for the top links block (account links, checkout/cart links etc) and the mini cart block. To add these to the hole punch, use the block names 'top.links' and 'cart_sidebar'. For the top links block, you should set this to be punched when both items are in the basket or a customer is logged in. For the mini cart, you should set to be hole punched when there are items in the basket.

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