Standard Installation

To install the library use Composer:

$ composer require laminas/laminas-cache

Installation for a Mezzio or laminas-mvc Application

Installation and Automated Configuration

The laminas-component-installer is the recommended installation method when using in a Mezzio-based or a laminas-mvc-based application. It will automatically inject the config-provider or the module in the configuration during the installation process.

Installation Requirements

The following descriptions depends on the laminas-component-installer component, so be sure to have it installed before getting started.

Global Installation

With a global installation of laminas-component-installer it can be used for all projects without a reinstallation.

$ composer global require laminas/laminas-component-installer

As Development Dependency

$ composer require --dev laminas/laminas-component-installer

Install laminas-cache and Inject Configuration

To install the library use Composer:

$ composer require laminas/laminas-cache

This will install an initial set of dependencies and it will also prompt to inject the component configuration.

  • For a Mezzio application, choose config/config.php.
  • For a laminas-mvc application, choose either modules.config.php or application.config.php.

If additional dependencies are to be installed, the option for other packages can be remembered.

Installation and Manual Configuration

If the installer is not used, the manual configuration is needed to add the component to the application.

Install laminas-cache

To install the library use Composer:

$ composer require laminas/laminas-cache

Manual Configuration for a Mezzio-based Application

Add the configuration provider of laminas-cache to the configuration file, e.g. config/config.php:

$aggregator = new Laminas\ConfigAggregator\ConfigAggregator([
    // …
    Laminas\Cache\ConfigProvider, // Add this line
    // …

Manual Configuration for a laminas-mvc-based Application

Add laminas-cache as component at the top of the configuration file for modules, e.g. config/modules.config.php:

return [
    'Laminas\Cache\Module', // Add this line

Avoid Unused Cache Adapters Are Being Installed

Only necessary in 2.10+

Starting with 3.0.0, no storage adapter is required by this component and thus, each project has to specify the storage adapters which are required by the project. When migrated to 3.0.0, the replace section is not needed anymore.

With laminas-cache v2.10.0, we introduced satellite packages for all cache adapters.

In case, there is no need for several adapters in your project, you can use composer to ensure these adapters are not being installed. To make this happen, you have to specify a replace property within the composer.json of your project.

Example composer.json with Only Memory Adapter Being Installed

    "name": "vendor/project",
    "description": "",
    "type": "project",
    "require": {
        "laminas/laminas-cache": "^2.10",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-memory": "^1.0"
    "replace": {
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-apc": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-apcu": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-blackhole": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-dba": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-ext-mongodb": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-filesystem": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-memcache": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-memcached": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-mongodb": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-redis": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-session": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-wincache": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-xcache": "*",
        "laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-zend-server": "*"

When using composer install on this, only the laminas/laminas-cache-storage-adapter-memory is being installed.

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