Last updated 28 June 2010. Created on 28 June 2010.
Edited by nicholasThompson, dakku. Log in to edit this page.

XCache Cachepage module provides an alternative file to serve anonymous page requests from xCache (Drupal 6 Only). This module makes use of DRUPAL_BOOTSTRAP_EARLY_PAGE_CACHE and implements page_cache_fastpath().

The Concept

  • Set a cookie for logged in users (anon/auth flag).
  • page_cache_fastpath() checks if cookie is not set.
  • If cookie is set (auth user):
    • Proceed as normal, standard drupal cache functions (no cache).
  • If cookie is not set (anon):
    • Check if cached page exists in XCache, if it does serve the page.
    • If the page does not exist in XCache then check the database table ({cache_page}). If it exists in the database, save it in XCache & serve that page.
    • If the page does not exist in XCache or the database, then generate page from scratch, cache it in the database & XCache and serve the page.

This module does not use XCache for any other cache tables apart from {cache_page} for anonymous users. All other cache tables use standard functionality. Only the anonymous traffic will be affected.

If you want a complete cache replacement you can use Cache Router, Memcache etc.


  • This module requires version 1.3.0 or higher of XCache ( Do not install if your XCache version is lower than 1.3.0
  • add the following PHP code to site settings.php
    $conf['cache_inc'] = './sites/mysite/modules/xcache_cachepage/';
    $conf['page_cache_fastpath'] = TRUE;
  • Enable cookies
  • Enable the module

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