since few days I'm optimizing the performance of our magento (1.9) store. I mounted the var/cache folder via tmpfs with a size of 256MB.

Now my question: does it make sense to call the site via wget -m (morror) for the effect that the content will be cached? Maybe once a week via crontab?

Greetings from Munich!

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It always make sense to warmup the cache each time it is invalidated, especially if you are using reverse proxy caching servers like Varnish (that from my experience are tending to sometimes be flushed completely by admins/developers).

If you don't have the ability to catch and handle the event of cache invalidation, I think it's ok to warmup critical pages periodically via Cron.

The period of such warmup should depend on cache ttl and cache invalidation activity.

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