Memory Caching

Last Updated: 2018-10-18

The Memory Cache is a simple in-process memory cache based on an IDictionary<string, object>. It's fast and does it job for simple runtime scenarios. The memory cache is included in the core Piranha package meaning that no additional packages needs to be installed to use it.

Register Memory Cache

To register the memory cache, simply add the following call to your Startup.cs.

using Piranha;

public void ConfigureServices(IServiceCollection services)
{
...

services.AddPiranhaMemCache();

...
}

This will register the memory cache as a Singleton and it will be injected into all repositories. Please note that to actually use the cache in the repositories you need to set the current Cache Level of your application. For more information see Caching.

About Memory Caching

Please note that since memory caching is handled in the memory of the web server process it does not work well for web farms or clustered environments. For these types of setups you should consider using a centralized cache.