GeoWebCache is a tiling server. It runs as a proxy between a map client and map server, caching (storing) tiles as they are requested, eliminating redundant request processing and thus saving large amounts of processing time. GeoWebCache is integrated with GeoServer, though it is also available as a standalone product for use with other map servers.

This section will discuss the version of GeoWebCache integrated with GeoServer. The first part will be show how GeoWebCache can be configured through the web admin interface, followed by a detailed discussion of the concepts of the.

For information about the standalone product, please see the GeoWebCache homepage.