Edge Caching Technology

Learn about Filebase edge caching technology

Overview

All free and paid Filebase customers have access to our Filebase Edge Caching Technology, which helps to make uploads and downloads highly-performant when compared to fetching and retrieving data directly from decentralized networks.

Filebase provides access to decentralized storage through its unique edge platform. These storage networks impose fees upon their users when retrieving data. As a result, Filebase must charge customers for outbound bandwidth when downloads are performed.

However, it is our goal at Filebase to help minimize these charges. As a result, we deploy an aggressive caching layer at our edge locations. If a recently or frequently accessed object is downloaded from our service, there is a high probability that this object will be cached in our edge layer. If data is cached on our edge, you don't pay for any bandwidth. This caching layer serves a few benefits. If an object is cached, the following will be true:

  • The Filebase customer is not charged for egress (bandwidth)

  • The download performance is significantly increased

  • If frequently accessed, the object will remain active in the cache for 7 days

  • If an edge node is busy, it is possible for objects that have gone dormant to be evicted

  • The x-cache-status HTTP header will return a value of HIT. Objects that are not cached will return MISS.