JotCache is an extension replaces the standard 'System - Cache' plugin built into Joomla. It's designed to offer the website owner more control of what data is being cached.
Caching options are what make JotCache a useful tool. Being able to choose caching time and exclude certain files from cache are just a couple of the features that make JotCache so handy.
JotCache gives you way more flexibility with your website. Say you have lots of Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) visitors on your site. Sometimes caching will not load properly. In this situation you can use JotCache to exclude visitors using IE6 from being cached.
The most important fact about JotCache is that it gives you peace of mind. It's a small component that takes up very little space and does a simple task. It is easy to implement into any website.
The JotCache project started early in 2010 year with the target to significantly speed-up Joomla web site response time. There are different methods to speed-up page response and page caching is one solution which generally gives the best results. Unfortunately those times standard Joomla 1.5 page caching had more obstacles which mostly were not allowing to use this type of caching on interactive web sites.
Two missing features were mostly criticized: refreshing parts of web page containing dynamic information (which have to be updated with each access to the page) as well as non-transparent identification of cached content which does not allow to purge only very selected number of page files stored in the cache.
With increased Joomla complexity (including external 3rd parties extensions and template systems) JotCache page caching solution was further expanded to perform well on heavy loaded sites and to allow administrators to adjust caching to the different content processing (from occasionally changed static pages up to fast dynamic changed parts of standard generated pages).
- Vladimir Kanich, Senior Developer
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