Goravel provides an expandable cache module that can be operated using facades.Cache(). Goravel comes with a memory driver, for other drivers, please check the corresponding independent extension packages:

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Make all custom configurations in config/cache.go.

Cache Usage

Inject Context


Accessing Multiple Cache Stores

You may access various cache stores via the Store method. The key passed to the Store method should correspond to one of the stores listed in the "stores" configuration array in your cache configuration file:

value := facades.Cache().Store("redis").Get("foo")

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() any.

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

Checking For Item Existence

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

Incrementing / Decrementing Values

The Increment and Decrement methods may be used to adjust the value of integer items in the cache. Both methods accept an optional second argument indicating the amount by which to increment or decrement the item's value:

facades.Cache().Increment("key", amount)
facades.Cache().Decrement("key", amount)

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() (any, error) {
    return "goravel", nil

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() (any, error) {
    return "default", nil

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 stores data only if it's not in the cache. It returns true if storage is successful and false if it's not.

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()

Atomic Locks

Managing Locks

Atomic locks allow for the manipulation of distributed locks without worrying about race conditions. You may create and manage locks using the Lock method:

lock := facades.Cache().Lock("foo", 10*time.Second)

if (lock.Get()) {
    // Lock acquired for 10 seconds...


The Get method also accepts a closure. After the closure is executed, Goravel will automatically release the lock:

facades.Cache().Lock("foo").Get(func () {
    // Lock acquired for 10 seconds and automatically released...

If the lock is not available at the moment you request it, you may instruct Goravel to wait for a specified number of seconds. If the lock can not be acquired within the specified time limit, will return false:

lock := facades.Cache().Lock("foo", 10*time.Second)
// Lock acquired after waiting a maximum of 5 seconds...
if (lock.Block(5*time.Second)) {

The example above may be simplified by passing a closure to the Block method. When a closure is passed to this method, Goravel will attempt to acquire the lock for the specified number of seconds and will automatically release the lock once the closure has been executed:

facades.Cache().Lock("foo", 10*time.Second).Block(5*time.Second, func () {
    // Lock acquired after waiting a maximum of 5 seconds...

If you would like to release a lock without respecting its current owner, you may use the ForceRelease method:


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/Driver interface:

"stores": map[string]interface{}{
    "memory": map[string]any{
        "driver": "memory",
    "custom": map[string]interface{}{
        "driver": "custom",
        "via":    &Logger{},

Implement Custom Driver

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

// framework/contracts/cache/Driver
package cache

import "time"

type Driver interface {
    // Add Driver an item in the cache if the key does not exist.
    Add(key string, value any, t time.Duration) bool
    Decrement(key string, value (int, error)
    // Forever Driver an item in the cache indefinitely.
    Forever(key string, value any) bool
    // Forget Remove an item from the cache.
    Forget(key string) bool
    // Flush Remove all items from the cache.
    Flush() bool
    // Get Retrieve an item from the cache by key.
    Get(key string, def ...any) any
    GetBool(key string, def ...bool) bool
    GetInt(key string, def int
    GetInt64(key string, def ...int64) int64
    GetString(key string, def ...string) string
    // Has Check an item exists in the cache.
    Has(key string) bool
    Increment(key string, value (int, error)
    Lock(key string, t ...time.Duration) Lock
    // Put Driver an item in the cache for a given time.
    Put(key string, value any, t time.Duration) error
    // Pull Retrieve an item from the cache and delete it.
    Pull(key string, def ...any) any
    // Remember Get an item from the cache, or execute the given Closure and store the result.
    Remember(key string, ttl time.Duration, callback func() (any, error)) (any, error)
    // RememberForever Get an item from the cache, or execute the given Closure and store the result forever.
    RememberForever(key string, callback func() (any, error)) (any, error)
    WithContext(ctx context.Context) Driver