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CacheBox is an enterprise caching engine, aggregator and API for ColdFusion (CFML) applications.

CacheBox Overview

CacheBox is an enterprise caching engine, aggregator and API for ColdFusion (CFML) applications.


CacheBox is a cache aggregator, in which you can aggregate different caching engines or types of the same engine into one single umbrella. It gives you built-in logging (via LogBox), an event model, synchronization, shutdown/startup procedures, reporting, interaction consoles and best of all a cache agnostic API.

CacheBox is a standalone framework for ColdFusion (CFML) applications and it is also bundled with the ColdBox Platform.

Installing WireBox

CacheBox has been designed to work either as a standalone framework or within the ColdBox Platform. So if you are building ColdBox applications, you do not have to do anything; CacheBox is already part of the platform. The main difference between both versions is the instantiation and usage namespace, the rest is the same. The best way to install CacheBox is using CommandBox CLI and package manager.

Download CacheBox Standalone.

Systems Requirements

  • Adobe ColdFusion 2016+
  • Lucee 4.5+

Manual Installation

if you are using CacheBox within a ColdBox application context, then CacheBox is part of the platform. Just install ColdBox normally. If you are using CacheBox standalone, just drop CacheBox in your application root or create a mapping called cachebox that points to the installation folder. If you can run the following snippet, then CacheBox is installed correctly:

                            cachebox = new cachebox.system.cache.CacheFactory();

Note Please remember that if you use the standalone version the namespace is cachebox.system.cache and if you use the ColdBox application version it is coldbox.system.cache. From this point on, we will use the standalone namespace for simplicity.

CommandBox Installation

You can leverage CommandBox to install the standalone version of CacheBox

                                // Latest Version
                                box install cachebox
                                // Bleeding Edge
                                box install cachebox@be


The ColdBox Platform, CacheBox is open source and licensed under the Apache 2 License.

  • Copyright by Ortus Solutions, Corp
  • ColdBox, CacheBox, Wirebox, LogBox are registered trademarks by Ortus Solutions, Corp
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