Goravel provides an expandable cache module, this module can be operated using facades.Cache.


Make all custom configurations in config/cache.go. Different cache drivers are allowed to be configured. By default, redis is used. You can also customize the driver.

Available Cache Drivers

redisRedis drive
customCustom drive

Cache Usage

Inject Context


Retrieving Items From The Cache

value := facades.Cache.Get("goravel", "default")
value := facades.Cache.GetBool("goravel", true)
value := facades.Cache.GetInt("goravel", 1)
value := facades.Cache.GetString("goravel", "default")

You can pass a func as the default value. If the specified data does not exist in the cache, the result of func will be returned. The transitive closure method allows you to obtain default values from the database or other external services. Note the closure structure func() interface().

value := facades.Cache.Get("goravel", func() interface{} {
    return "default"

Checking For Item Existence

bool := facades.Cache.Has("goravel")

Retrieve & Store

Sometimes you may want to get data from the cache, and when the requested cache item does not exist, the program can store a default value for you.

value, err := facades.Cache.Remember("goravel", 5 * time.Second, func() interface{} {
    return "goravel"

If the data you want does not exist in the cache, the closure passed to the Remember method will be executed, and then the result will be returned and placed in the cache.

You can use the RememberForever method to retrieve data from the cache or store it permanently:

value, err := facades.Cache.RememberForever("goravel", func() interface{} {
    return "default"

Retrieve & Delete

value := facades.Cache.Pull("goravel", "default")

Storing Items In The Cache

err := facades.Cache.Put("goravel", "value", 5 * time.Second)

If the expiration time of the cache is set to 0, the cache will be valid forever:

err := facades.Cache.Put("goravel", "value", 0)

Store If Not Present

The Add method will only store data that does not exist in the cache. If the storage is successful, it will return true, otherwise it will return false:

bool := facades.Cache.Add("goravel", "value", 5 * time.Second)

Storing Items Forever

The Forever method can be used to store data persistently in the cache. Because these data will not expire, they must be manually deleted from the cache through the Forget method:

bool := facades.Cache.Forever("goravel", "value")

Removing Items From The Cache

bool := facades.Cache.Forget("goravel")

You can use the Flush method to clear all caches:

bool := facades.Cache.Flush()

Adding Custom Cache Drivers


If you want to define a completely custom driver, you can specify the custom driver type in the config/cache.go configuration file. Then include a via option to implement a framework\contracts\cache\Store interface:

"stores": map[string]interface{}{
    "redis": map[string]interface{}{
        "driver":     "redis",
        "connection": "default",
    "custom": map[string]interface{}{
        "driver": "custom",
        "via":    &Logger{},

Implement Driver

Implement the framework\contracts\cache\Store interface, files can be stored in the app/extensions folder (modifiable).

package cache

import "time"

type Store interface {
    WithContext(ctx context.Context) Store
    //Get Retrieve an item from the cache by key.
    Get(key string, defaults interface{}) interface{}
    GetBool(key string, defaults bool) bool
    GetInt(key string, defaults interface{}) int
    GetString(key string, defaults interface{}) string
    //Has Determine if an item exists in the cache.
    Has(key string) bool
    //Put Store an item in the cache for a given number of seconds.
    Put(key string, value interface{}, seconds time.Duration) error
    //Pull Retrieve an item from the cache and delete it.
    Pull(key string, defaults interface{}) interface{}
    //Add Store an item in the cache if the key does not exist.
    Add(key string, value interface{}, seconds time.Duration) bool
    //Remember Get an item from the cache, or execute the given Closure and store the result.
    Remember(key string, ttl time.Duration, callback func() interface{}) (interface{}, error)
    //RememberForever Get an item from the cache, or execute the given Closure and store the result forever.
    RememberForever(key string, callback func() interface{}) (interface{}, error)
    //Forever Store an item in the cache indefinitely.
    Forever(key string, value interface{}) bool
    //Forget Remove an item from the cache.
    Forget(key string) bool
    //Flush Remove all items from the cache.
    Flush() bool
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