[UPHPU] Memcache

Richard K Miller richardkmiller at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 15:07:45 MDT 2007

On Sep 25, 2007, at 12:13 PM, Joseph Scott wrote:

> On Sep 25, 2007, at 10:49 AM, Richard K Miller wrote:
>> I recently turned on Memcache for our installations of MediaWiki.  
>> (Memcache is the caching system used by LiveJournal, Facebook,  
>> Wikipedia, Slashdot, and Digg. I could present about it at a  
>> future UPHPU meeting.)
>> I have Mediawiki on one server and Memcache on another server,  
>> connected to each other through a hardware firewall. Since we have  
>> spare ports and the servers are in the same rack, would it be a  
>> good idea (much faster?) to connect the servers directly to each  
>> other and bind Memcache to that particular interface? Any reason  
>> not to?
> I think for most memcache installations that is how things are  
> done, for two reasons.  First, memcache doesn't concern itself with  
> security or authentication.  There just isn't any, and that's fine  
> as long as everyone keeps that in mind.  The second, if the only  
> thing the memcache server is doing is memcache, then there is no  
> reason to put mediawiki <-> memcache traffic out on anything that  
> resembles a public network.  I suspect you'll find most folks who  
> have memcache run the traffic over a private back haul network.   
> Often times that network is faster as well (gigabit instead of say  
> 100mbit).

I just finished connecting the two servers directly and things are  
zipping! Thanks for the recommendation.

BTW, the WordPress updates[1] out today are awesome!


[1] http://wordpress.org/development/2007/09/wordpress-23/

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