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Getting Web Scale with Memcached

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 10/2/2011 advanced tutorials memcache php5

The web is huge, and there are a lot of people on it. Day and night, millions upon millions of people are on the web surfing, commenting, and contributing. Normally your blog gets a few hundred visitors a day ( a few thousand on a good day ), but what happens when that number increases? Can your database server handle all that load? Will Apache come screeching to a halt due to all of the requests? The answer is probably yes, unless you implement some form of caching. Many years ago this wasn’t a huge problem, but as the web and it’s user base has grown, so has the problem of "web scale"

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Getting Started with Memcached

in PHP added by CalEvans, on 21/2/2009 cache memcached

Memcache is a tool which can cache objects in memory – and is often used for speeding up dynamic web applications. PHP has a built-in module for working with memcache, and its a simple and convenient way of introducing caching to your application.

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Storing Sessions in Memcache (how everything behaves)

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 14/7/2009 memcache session

I’ve been using memcached to store session data for the past while, but we ran into a few problems at work that led me to dive in a bit deeper and see how PHP, Sessions, and memcached play along.

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