I have a little confusion here on how redis do the job in Magento exactly.

When redis and magento cache management enabled, are both running and work at the same time? Or, redis override all the magento cache management function at all?

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There are important points to know about cache backends. There are two level of cache : the fast cache and the slow cache backend.

Those backends serves different purposes, but there are key points to remember:

The fast backend stores “unstructured” data and thus can use several type of backends like APC, File, Database, Memcached, Redis, Xcache, etc.

The slow backend need a structured storage. This means that APC, Xcache, Memcached and other unstructured backend cannot be used. Stays Redis, File, Database.

  • is it neccessary to enable magento cache storage management when running redis? because what i found that, the performance of the magento decrease when i disable it even redis is running
    – fiq
    Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 10:43
  • While you are developing the website make sure you disable the cache system , but when your site is ready to be launched enable magento cache! Commented Oct 29, 2015 at 11:01

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