When I attempt to update the Navigation Layer Cache the update fails after 60 seconds of exection time.
My catalog has approximately 5800 products, 180 manufactures and 140 categories.
I have set the max_execution time to 120 and verified the setting using phpinfo. There are no errors in the web server logs indicating what happend, the process just stops and the browser shows a “500 Internal Server Error”
In the magento/var/cache directory there are directories named mage--0 thru 9 and mage--a thru f and when I view the catalog, the Layered Navigation only shows manufactures with names begining with A thru F, so it appears this is as far as the cache building gets.
I’ve got a ticket open with my hosting provider (bluehost) to see if anything can be done on the server side.
Is there a way to refresh the cache from the command line instead of through the webserver?