How to Clear the Magento 1.6 CacheWritten by Tim Sisson
Magento 1.6 by default includes a caching system to help improve the performance. When you make changes to your Magento website, you may not see the changes immediately. In cases where you want to see the changes you have made to your “live” Magento 1.6 website, you’ll need to clear the cache files. Clearing the Magento 1.6 cache files is easily accomplished in the Magento Admin Backend.
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- Log into your Magento Admin Panel
- Go to System ->> Cache Management
- Click on the “Flush Cache Storage” button
Let’s take a quick look at the difference between the “Flush Magento Cache” and “Flush Cache Storage” functions. “Flush Cache Storage” removes all the cache files regardless of any perimeters. “Flush Magento Cache” tries to do a check for invalidated pages and will remove them accordingly. If you’re unsure of which to use, using the “Flush Cache Storage” will ensure that ALL CACHE FILES are removed.
Manually Clearing the Magento 1.6 Cache
You can clear the Magento 1.6 cache manually as well. If you’re working in FTP or cPanel File Manager and need to quickly clear your Magento 1.6 Cache files it’s relatively easy. All the cache files for Magento are stored in the /var/cache folder.
- With your FTP program or cPanel File Manager, navigate to the root directory of your Magento cart
- Open the var/cache folder
- Select all the contents in the folder and delete them
Now, when you refresh your website, you should be able to see all the changes you have made.
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