How to Enable/Disable Cache in Magento 2

How to Disable/Enable Cache Command Line in Magento 2 is a general topic when you guys using Magento store. Magento 2 has 12 cache types by default. There are 5 simple commands to manage cache in command line. In this post I will show you to conduct each command line step by step. In previous post I talk about flush Magento Cache via command line.

First of all, we need to know what is cache?

What is Cache in Magento 2

When you first install your Magento store, the file system caching is enabled by default.
To change it, you can edit the env.php in app/etc folder. Find the cache_types and change the value of the array_key value (1 or 0).

The settings should look like this:

'cache_types' =>
    array (
        'config' => 1,
        'layout' => 1,
        'block_html' => 1,
        'collections' => 1,
        'db_ddl' => 1,
        'eav' => 1,
        'full_page' => 0,
        'translate' => 1,
        'config_integration' => 1,
        'config_webservice' => 1,
        'config_integration_api' => 1,
    ),
); 

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How to Disable/Enable Cache in Backend

Step 1: Open Cache Management

Firstly, open your Magento backend. Then follow this System > Tools > Cache Management.

Enable Cache

Step 2: Enable/ Disable cache type

In the Cache Management, you will see a table. Click on the box of the cache type that you want to enable or disable. Then, you will see a drop-down list on the left corner on the top of the screen. Choose the action you want and click the Submit button which is right next to it.

 Disable cache type

How to Disable/Enable Cache Command Line

Disable Cache command line

The following command will disable all cache types

php bin/magento cache:disable

If you would like to disable specific cache type, you should type command line

php bin/magento cache:disable CACHE_TYPE

Example:

php bin/magento cache:disable config

How to enable Cache command line

It is similar to how to Disable cache all types and specific cache type

Enable all cache types

php bin/magento cache:enable

Enable specific cache type

php bin/magento cache:enable CACHE_TYPE

Example

php bin/magento cache:enable layout

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