Shopware app cache with Redis

The app cache defines the standard cache adapter for Shopware. Shopware stores the app cache on the file system. If the store has a high number of accesses, this behavior can lead to performance problems. The Linux-based in-memory service Redis provides a remedy here.

The following describes how to configure Redis as a cache adapter for all Shopware caches.

Preparation in Shopware

First, a Redis server must be made available for the server. This can either be set up locally on the app server or externally, e.g. via an accelerator server. You can find more information about our accelerator servers here:

Configuration via the Shopware environment configuration

Create a new configuration file under the path: config/packages/framework.yaml. This configuration file can be used to configure the app cache. Then add the following content to the file:

        app: cache.adapter.redis_tag_aware
        default_redis_provider: 'redis://%env(REDIS_HOST)%:%env(REDIS_PORT)%/%env(REDIS_DB_APP_CACHE)%'

The following environment variables are used in this configuration file:

Variable Description
REDIS_HOST Host name or IP address for the Redis server
REDIS_PORT TCP port for Redis connections (default: 6379)
REDIS_DB_APP_CACHE Redis database for the app cache

The variables used here must then be added to the Shopware environment configuration .env.local. To do this, open the .env.local file in the Shopware root directory and add the following part to the existing configuration:

# .env.local

# [...]

# HTTP Cache Configuration

Then save the file and empty the Shopware cache via the console:

bin/console cache:clear

The Redis server is then used to manage the app cache.

Shopware provides further information and adapters in the official documentation.

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