Redis based Cache-Driver

1.8.0 2022-12-11 12:09 UTC


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Redis based Cache-Driver

Commerical Usage

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  • unzip as folder site/plugins/kirby3-redis-cachedriver or
  • git submodule add site/plugins/kirby3-redis-cachedriver or
  • composer require bnomei/kirby3-redis-cachedriver

Why Redis?

Memcached and APCu have more restrictive defaults. Redis does not have these limitations and is by very fast with proper configuration.

Defaults for Memcached APCu Redis
max memory size 64MB 32MB 0 (none)
size of key/value pair 1MB 4MB 512MB

Setup Cache

Set your Kirby 3 Cache-Driver to redis for Plugin caches or in your site/config/config.php. All redis related params can be callbacks. You might even load values from an .env File.


return [
   'bnomei.boost.cache' => [
       'type' => 'redis',
       'host' => function() { return env('REDIS_HOST'); },
       'port' => function() { return env('REDIS_PORT'); },
       // 'database' => function() { return env('REDIS_DATABASE'); },
       // 'password' => function() { return env('REDIS_PASSWORD'); },

Cache methods

$redis = \Bnomei\Redis::singleton();
$redis->set('key', 'value', $expireInMinutes);
$value = $redis->get('key', $default);
$redis->flush(); // data in memory
$redis->flushdb(); // DANGER: flushes full redis db!!!

Predis Client

$redis = new \Bnomei\Redis($options, $optionsClient);
$client = $redis->redisClient();
$dbsize = $client->dbsize(); //


$redis = new \Bnomei\Redis($options, $optionsClient);
redis : 0.29747581481934
file : 0.24331998825073

ATTENTION: This will create and remove a lot of cache files and entries on redis

No cache when debugging

When Kirbys global debug config is set to true no caches will be read. But entries will be created. This will make you live easier – trust me.

How to use Redis Cache Driver with Lapse or Boost

You need to set the cache driver for the lapse plugin to redis.


return [
    'bnomei.lapse.cache' => ['type' => 'redis'],
    'bnomei.boost.cache' => ['type' => 'redis'],
    //... other options

Setup Content-File Cache

Use Kirby 3 Boost to setup a cache for content files.


bnomei.redis-cachedriver. Default Description
store true keep accessed cache items stored in PHP memory for faster recurring access
store-ignore `` if key contains that string then ignore
preload true bool
port 6379



This plugin is provided "as is" with no guarantee. Use it at your own risk and always test it yourself before using it in a production environment. If you find any issues, please create a new issue.



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