How do I configure and manage caching on my Directadmin control panel?


Well-known member
Mar 11, 2014
Hello everyone,

I'm currently trying to configure and manage caching on my Directadmin control panel, but I'm not quite sure where to start. I would greatly appreciate any advice or suggestions on how to get started with this process.
Specifically, I'm interested in learning more about:

What caching is and why i should install on my server Directadmin?
How to configure caching settings on Directadmin?
Best practices for managing caching on a Directadmin control panel?
Any useful tools or resources for managing caching on Directadmin?

If you have any experience with caching on Directadmin or any tips that might be helpful, please feel free to share your insights. Thank you in advance for your help!

David Beroff

Well-known member
Jun 14, 2016
Caching is a process of temporarily storing data in memory or on disk in order to speed up future requests for that data. It's important to install caching on your Directadmin server because it can improve website performance, reduce server load, and improve the overall user experience. In the context of a web server like Directadmin, caching can be used to store frequently accessed data such as web pages, images, and database queries.

To configure caching settings on Directadmin, you'll need to choose a caching technology that suits your needs and install it on your server. Directadmin supports various caching technologies such as Varnish, Memcached, and Redis. The specific steps for configuring caching settings will depend on which technology you choose to use. Once you've installed the caching software, you'll need to configure it to listen on a port and communicate with your web server. Then, you'll need to configure your web server to use the caching software as a reverse proxy. Finally, test the caching configuration to ensure that it's working properly.

When managing caching on a Directadmin control panel, it's important to use caching for frequently accessed data, set appropriate expiration times for cached data, monitor server load and cache hit rates, use cache invalidation techniques, and regularly review and optimize caching settings to ensure they're still appropriate for your website's needs.

To help with managing caching on Directadmin, there are many useful tools and resources available. Some of these include Varnish Cache, Memcached, Redis, Directadmin forums, and WebPagetest. Additionally, Directadmin CustomBuild, NGINX, Google PageSpeed Insights, CDN, and Cache Enabler are also helpful tools and resources that can be used for managing caching on Directadmin. Using these tools and resources can make the process of managing caching on Directadmin easier and more effective.

Varnish Cache, Memcached, and Redis are popular caching technologies that can be used with Directadmin. Each technology requires specific configuration settings, and the documentation provided on their respective websites can be very helpful for installation and configuration.

Directadmin CustomBuild is another useful tool for managing caching on Directadmin. It's a script that can be used to install, configure, and update various software packages, including caching technologies like Varnish and Memcached. CustomBuild also provides options for configuring caching settings, such as cache expiry times and cache size limits.

NGINX is a high-performance web server that can be used as a caching server as well. Directadmin supports NGINX as a web server, and it can be configured to use NGINX as a caching proxy. NGINX provides extensive documentation and examples for configuring caching settings.

Google PageSpeed Insights is another helpful resource for analyzing website performance and providing suggestions for improving caching settings and other performance optimizations. This free online tool can help website owners identify performance issues and optimize their website for faster loading times.

CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a network of servers distributed around the world that can be used to cache and serve static content, such as images and videos. Directadmin supports integration with various CDN providers, including Cloudflare and Amazon CloudFront. By using a CDN, website owners can improve website performance and reduce server load.

Cache Enabler is a WordPress plugin that can be used to generate static HTML files of a website's pages and store them in a cache. This can help improve website performance by serving the cached HTML files to visitors instead of dynamically generating the page content for each request. The plugin can be installed and configured directly from the Directadmin control panel if the website is built using WordPress.

In summary, there are many caching technologies, tools, and resources available for Directadmin that can help improve website performance and reduce server load. By using the appropriate caching technology, setting appropriate expiration times for cached data, monitoring server load and cache hit rates, and regularly reviewing and optimizing caching settings, website owners can significantly improve their website's performance. Utilizing the tools and resources mentioned above can make the process of managing caching on Directadmin easier and more effective.

I hope it helps!
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