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Using Cacheing on your Drupal site
With many of our websites, there is a desire to balance load time against the importance of displaying updated content.
We recommend a simple "cache" mechanism for your most commonly-used views and blocks, so that a version of the content for that section is held in memory and served to specific types of users.
For example, you can offer a cached version of the view for anonymous and authenticated visitors, whereas the administrator coming to the site will always see the most updated item.
Cacheing within Drupal views comes in time-based increments:
- 1 minute
- 5 minutes
- 30 minutes
- 1 hour
- 6 hours
- 6 days
Depending on your needs, you can offer a cached version of your site to allow your site visitors to have a speedier download. In our own properties, we've put a cache of up to 6 days on front page information to allow editors the chance to "vet" the content before it goes live.