You might have noticed in Dolphin 7.0.4 and above Administration area that you can now check to see which cache engines are available on your hosting server.

Simply login to your Dolphin 7 Administration Panel and navigate to:
-Host Tools
--Then Find Cache Engines

You will see Yes (available) or No (not available).

Dolphin 7 Cache Engines

File cache is considered default and should be available. The other cache engines may or may not be available. Whether they are available will depend on your hosts server configuration and setup. So you might see more thanĀ  File cache available and you may not.

If you see Memcache Yes (available) and want to try it or enable it for your Dolphin 7 web site you can do so by doing the following.

First make sure it is really available in Tools -> Host Tools -> Cache Engines.

Then, navigate to:
-Advanced Settings

Here you will need to make some changes in "Other" and "Template" area.

Open the "Other" area and scroll down until you find:
DB cache engine (other than File option may require custom server setup):
Memcached server host:
Memcached server port:
Page blocks cache engine (other than File option may require custom server setup):
Member menu cache engine (other than File option may require custom server setup):

You will need to select "Memcache" from each of the drop downs.

Memcached server host you will need to ask your host to make sure, but locally is common as pictured.

Memcached server port is usually 11211 by default. This is also common, but you should ask your host to make sure.

Dolphin 7 Memcache

Now open the "Template" area and scroll down until you find:

Template cache engine (other than FileHtml option may require custom server setup):
Select "Memcache" from the drop down again.

Then, Save changes at the bottom of the page.

Dolphin 7 Memcache

Browse your Dolphin 7 web site. Refresh and revisit pages.

Should you want or need to clear your Dolphin 7 cacheĀ  you will not be able to do so in Administration with Memcache feature. You will need to manually remove it with a ftp client or your hosts file manager.

You can remove all files except .htaccess be sure to keep that one.

Make sure you do ask your host what "Memcached server host" address and "Memcached server port" to use ahead of time. So you can properly set and use Memecache.

Do not set or configure Memcache in Dolphin 7 Administration if it is not available.

You can read more about Dolphin Cache Engines and features here:
Understanding Cache engines
Dolphin Caching Types

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Tutorial by: Jeremy LeSarge (AKA Ray)

I am the owner and administrator of DialMe.com. I write Tutorials for Boonex Dolphin as well as tips and resources surrounding website programming and development. I enjoy working with WordPress, SEO, and Web Hosting / Servers. I also maintain a WordPress Blog here on this site where you will find a variety of technology and webmaster resources.

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