[development] memcache

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Wed Mar 7 11:56:14 UTC 2007

64 MB will buy you a lot with memcache. All your path lookups, for 
example, can be memcached. Taxonomy trees, terms and vocabs can be 
cached in that space, too.

Fernando Silva wrote:
> Drupal file caching + lighttpd server + X-LIGHTTPD-send-tempfile!
> http://blog.lighttpd.net/articles/2006/11/29/faster-fastcgi
> Nothing will beat this, unless the system has Gb of RAM! But we all
> know that many hosts out there have imposed limits to 256Mb or 512Mb,
> being out of the question the use of memcache with more than maybe
> 64Mb.
> On 3/7/07, Chris Johnson <cxjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't quite understand Dries remark "I'm fairly convinced that
>> memory-based caching ... is the way forward rather than file-based 
>> caching."
>>  That remark seems to presuppose knowing every site's and host's 
>> situation
>> (impossible) or to say that file-based caching will never provide enough
>> performance benefit over what we have now.

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