CACHEBOX follows a set of rules to determine which content to cache and when to delete objects from storage. These rules have been optimised to deliver great performance, but we’ve also developed smart features for those occasions when you could benefit from breaking the rules.
Access content even when you’re offline
Where dealing with slow or intermittent internet connections, access to crucial classroom content is particularly challenging, and may even be impossible.
With CACHEBOX’s intuitive ‘Media Library’ service, users can instantly share important learning materials like video and media files.
- Download content to the ‘Media Library’. For very small and intermittent connections, downloads can be scheduled for quieter times of the day.
- Even where there’s no internet connection, CACHEBOX admins can upload content straight from a computer – e.g. from a DVD ROM or USB disk – on to the Library
- Save content and custom organise it to suit your needs / present it the way you want
Relieve Peak Traffic with Pre-caching
Under normal circumstances a user needs to request a web page or an object before CACHEBOX can retain its copy. With ‘pre-caching’ you can cache selected content even before it’s been requested. So teachers can download web content that is central to their lesson plans the day before to avoid wasting valuable lesson time.
Protect cached content from automatic deletion
When the cache store is full, CACHEBOX makes room for new content by automatically removing files that are infrequently requested by your users. Thanks to the ‘Static Storage’ feature, you can reserve a portion of CACHEBOX’s disk space for permanently storing specific objects you would like your users to always have quick access to. Schools find it useful to cache and protect large files that are only accessed once per term.