Laravel Improve Speed Performance using Model Caching Tutorial

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : PHP Laravel

Hi web artisan,

Today we talk about speed optimization using model cache in laravel application. in this tutorial, we will cache database query and result. we will use "genealabs/laravel-model-caching" composer package for model caching. this package will cache automatic from a model query.

You can use this post with laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8, laravel 9, laravel 10 and laravel 11 versions as well.

there are several ways to improve the performance of laravel website. As you know we almost looking to cache using htaccess and cache images, css, js and html file. if you cache css, js, html then it improve performance of website that i did in my previous tutorial, you can read from here: How to optimize Website Speed and Performance in Laravel?.

But if you have to fetch many records from a database and from many tables. so when you open link then more than one query always run on your web page. it takes time to fetch data from the database because it same process always when you load page, so basically it loads every time. At a long time when you have more data and mode visitors comes in our website then your server will be broken, but if you use laravel cache then it can save your server and improve page performance. Here we will use genealabs/laravel-model-caching package for model caching.

Laravel cache is very easy and simple way to use. Using Cache you will optimize your website page speed. So let's just follow bellow step and see how it works. We will use barryvdh/laravel-debugbar package also, this package will help to debug how many query fire on your page so you can see that. So just follow bellow step.

Step 1: Install Laravel 5.6 App

we are going to from scratch so, we need to get fresh Laravel 5.6 application using bellow command, So open your terminal OR command prompt and run bellow command:

composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

Step 2: Installation Of barryvdh/laravel-debugbar Package

Now we will install barryvdh/laravel-debugbar composer package using by following command in our laravel 5.6 application. So let's run bellow command.

composer require barryvdh/laravel-debugbar --dev

Ok, after install package successfully, we will add service provider in app.php configuration file. So let's add as bellow:



return [


'providers' => [




'aliases' => [


'Debugbar' => Barryvdh\Debugbar\Facade::class,



Then you can publish configuration files by following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Barryvdh\Debugbar\ServiceProvider"

Step 3: Installation Of genealabs/laravel-model-caching Package

Now we will install genealabs/laravel-model-caching composer package using by following command in our laravel 5.6 application. So let's run bellow command.

composer require genealabs/laravel-model-caching

Step 4: Update User Model

In this step, we will use GeneaLabs package class in User model So you have to update user model like as bellow:



namespace App;

use Illuminate\Notifications\Notifiable;

use Illuminate\Foundation\Auth\User as Authenticatable;

use GeneaLabs\LaravelModelCaching\Traits\Cachable;

class User extends Authenticatable


use Cachable;

use Notifiable;


* The attributes that are mass assignable.


* @var array


protected $fillable = [

'name', 'email', 'password',



* The attributes that should be hidden for arrays.


* @var array


protected $hidden = [

'password', 'remember_token',



Step 5: Create Dummy Users

here we will create some dummy users records using factory. so you can run bellow command to create dummy users in your database.

php artisan tinker

factory(App\User::class, 100)->create();

Step 6: Create Route

now will create one route for display users in view. so let's create one route as bellow listed:


Route::get('users', 'UserController@index');

Step 7: Create Controller

we need to create new controller as UserController and then we will create index() on controller. we will get all users using User model and print in view:



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\User;

class UserController extends Controller



* The application's index


* @var array


public function index()


$users = User::where('id', 1)->get();

$users = User::where('id', 5)->get();

$users = User::get();

return view('users',compact('users'));



Step 8: Create Blade File

now at last we will create users.blade.php file and write code of display users lists. so let's create blade file:


<!DOCTYPE html>



<title>User List</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="" crossorigin="anonymous">



<div class="container">

<h1>User List-</h1>

<table class="table table-bordered">






@foreach($users as $user)


<td>{{ $user->id }}</td>

<td>{{ $user->name }}</td>

<td>{{ $user->email }}</td>







Now you are ready to run project, so let's check.

I hope it can help you....

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