sfSuperCachePlugin - 1.0.5

sfSuperCache plugin.

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sfSuperCache plugin

The sfSuperCachePlugin writes your page cache somewhere under your root directory to allow your web server to serve them as fast as possible.

It supports caching by domain name.

Please read the limitations at the end.


  • Install the plugin

    symfony plugin-install http://plugins.symfony-project.com/sfSuperCachePlugin
  • Choose a directory to store the cache under your web root

      mkdir web/cache
      chown apache.apache web/cache
  • Add sfSuperCacheFilter to your filters

      class: sfSuperCacheFilter
        cache_dir: cache
  • If your content doesn't change based on the hostname, you can switch the cache_host parameter to false:

      class: sfSuperCacheFilter
        cache_dir: cache
        with_host: false
  • Replace the 2 following lines in .htaccess

    RewriteRule ^$ index.html [QSA]
    RewriteRule ^([$1.html [QSA](^.]+)$)


    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} GET
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{HTTP_HOST}/%{REQUEST_URI}index.html.php -f
    RewriteRule ^(.*) cache/%{HTTP_HOST}/$1index.html.php [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} GET
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{HTTP_HOST}/%{REQUEST_URI}.html.php -f
    RewriteRule ^(.*) cache/%{HTTP_HOST}/$1.html.php [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} GET
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{HTTP_HOST}/%{REQUEST_URI}.php -f
    RewriteRule ^(.*) cache/%{HTTP_HOST}/$1.php [L]

    Don't forget to change the "cache" dir name with the one you chose in filters.yml.

    If you set with_host to false, also remove %{HTTP_HOST}/ from the rules:

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} GET
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{REQUEST_URI}index.html.php -f
    RewriteRule ^(.*) cache/$1index.html.php [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} GET
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{REQUEST_URI}.html.php -f
    RewriteRule ^(.*) cache/$1.html.php [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} GET
    RewriteCond %{DOCUMENT_ROOT}/cache/%{REQUEST_URI}.php -f
    RewriteRule ^(.*) cache/$1.php [L]
  • Clear you cache

    symfony cc
  • You're done.

Known limitations

  • your page must ends with the right extension: .html, .xml, ... Because Apache will server these pages, it must be able to guess the content type
  • symfony cc won't clear the "super" cache. It is important to clear both cache at the same time.
  • no vary support


2008-03-07 | 1.0.5

  • francois: Added support for cache lifetime (based on cache.yml settings) BC break: the signature of cache files has changed. They now end with .php

2007-10-10 | 1.0.4