[development] memcache

Fernando Silva fsilva.pt at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 12:00:49 UTC 2007

But not a site with 10k nodes (pages), all them cached for anonymous use.
Assuming 16Kb per page (generated) this would result in 156Mb of cached size.
By the way, putting this cache into the filesystem, makes the database
smaller... and that means faster backups.

On 3/7/07, Robert Douglass <rob at robshouse.net> wrote:
> 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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