This page describes the design, implementation, and operation of https://cache.nixos.org ("the binary cache"), which helps speed up builds for the Nix package manager. This page is intended for users, developers, and interested parties who want to know how it works, how it runs, and what makes it tick.
<aside> ❔ Help: new to Nix, the ecosystem, or just want to understand what this is all about? Looking for inspiration to configure your own CDN? Tap the 🎬 Introduction link below to learn more.
<aside> 👉 Heads up: The new binary cache is in BETA! Try it today by using the ⚗ (NEW) Try the beta cache! link below. Report issues and your performance numbers!
<aside> 🔑 Pro-tip: Want to report an issue with the cache? Try 🖋 Running diagnostics below, or follow the Who to contact link.
Please follow one of the relevant links below in order to learn more. If you don't know what you're looking for, contact @Austin Seipp.
How to use the cache and report issues
(NEW) Try the beta cache!
Using this notebook
Who to contact
A musty cellar, filled with misplaced garbage
Guru Meditation #00000004
Included design notes for intrepid hackers
"Instant" 404 Purging
QUIC & HTTP/3
The world wide web, at your fingertips
📉 NixOS Grafana Dashboard
📊 NixOS Prometheus Dashboard