You want to retrieve an instance of a cache driver.
Use the method without any arguments to return the default driver.
$driver = Cache::driver();
If the default driver hasn't been created, it will be created before being returned.
You can also pass the name of the driver you wish to retrieve.
$driver = Cache::driver('apc');
This will return the APC cache driver, creating it if needed.
There are eight built in cache drivers.
- The APC cache driver
- The array cache driver
- The database cache driver
- The file cache driver
- The Memcached cache driver
- The Redis cache driver
- The WinCache cache driver
- The XCache cache driver
You can also use this method to return a custom driver you've created. See Using Your Own Cache Driver.