Posts tagged caching
In my previous article, I showed you how to install Memcached, the service daemon. Now, if you would like your PHP software to interface with that daemon, you will want to install a PHP extension for it.
There are actually two separate implementations of a PHP Client that wraps the memcached (daemon); both are provided via the PECL library. One is called ‘memcache’ and the other is called ‘memcached’. I know that it is a little confusing that ‘memcached’ shares the same name as the daemon itself, More >
# Updates # 01/02/13 – Updated RPM locations
Before diving into Memcache specifically, let’s take a step back. What is caching? Why should you care and why should you use it? Caching is used for two very important reasons: to speed up the delivery of the pages and to alleviate system resources. Caching is used to speed up dynamic sites; database driven sites will benefit most form caching. Think about a WordPress site. Each page you visit is not an actually file, but rather an amalgamation of the More >