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Auto Purge Cache Bot for Joomla 1.0
Licence GNU
Language English
Size 2.93 KB
System Joomla 1.0/Joostina 1.2
Author Mike Leeper
Website Homepage
Created 2011-02-16
Downloads 67



A Joomla 1.0.15 / Joostina 1.2 plugin or more accurately a mambot (jambot). This bot/plugin will automatically remove expired cache files from the cache folder based on a configurable frequency from your website. It also can send an email alert when the removal occurs letting you know the number of cache files removed.

Here is an example message of the format that you will receive


The Joomla! Auto Purge Cache Plugin has removed 23 expired files from the cache directory on the ReadingHomeSearch - the leader in relocating families into the Reading area website.

This message was generated by the Auto Purge Cache Plugin.

This is a fundamentally ESSENTIAL plugin for all Joomla sites with or without Virtuemart. Let me explain why - You need cacheing to enable the site to run as fast as it can. If you don't purge the cache then the folder contents can grow and grow until all your disc space is used up. If the cache can't create any more files then the cacheing system stops and your site hangs with a cache error which must be manually fixed.Until this

When a search engine spider crawls your site it can visit virtually every link on the site. This may/may not be beneficial as it gives the spider a complete map of your site. The problem is that when the spider has left, its visit to every possible link or combination of links will be mapped directly to a cached file, one for each link. This can lead to the creation of an enormous number of cached pages. With this bot working, the cache will be cleared at the frequency you dictate meaning these cached files will not survive  long enough to fill your disc allocation, hence your site will not go down.

This is the Joomla 1.0 version that Mike no longer lists on his site, quite why not is beyond me as there are thousands of Joomla 1.0/Joostina sites that could benefit from this mambot.


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