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
I just finished connecting the two servers directly and things are
zipping! Thanks for the recommendation.
BTW, the WordPress updates out today are awesome!
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