[wp-hackers] WP-Cache vs. eAccelerator vs. Memcache vs. ... (Yeah,
another server opt. discussion)
viper at viper007bond.com
Sun Oct 28 06:33:36 GMT 2007
Yeah, dual box hosting was too expensive, so we switched back to a single
box. Plus, this box has 4 dual core processors, so we can split up the
processors to act as separate servers of sorts.
Anyway, basically it comes down to which of these to install and would yield
the best performance:
(As you can only install one)
On 10/27/07, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
> Hey V,
> The core asset of memcache are that it's language agnostic and
> distributed in nature. So it will really pay off if you want to use
> it for all the (compatible) apps running on your server and/or if
> you're running a cluster of box that you can run the daemon on and
> share the load across. It will work fine on it's own, but you lose
> the distributed advantage if you run it on only one machine (load
> balancing and fault tolerance). Kinda using a Ferrari to go grocery
> shopping: it works, but is it really appropriate?
> On the other hand, eAccelerator is PHP-only, but has the advantage of
> handling both opcode and caching, which is another layer of
> performance tuning.
> In the cluster environment I was running at McGill (last day
> yesterday), we pretty much ran both: memcache for caching, because we
> had multiple web nodes, and eAccelerator, but purely for the opcode
> advantage of the latter. They don't conflict (but the WP plugins
> using either probably will).
> Nothing scientific in my answer (don't have benchmark numbers to give
> you), but I think in your context, I'd probably focus on
> eAccelerator, at least for now.
> On Oct 27, 2007, at 10:53, Viper007Bond wrote:
> > I've just upgraded my server and figured it'd be a good time to re-
> > examine
> > the big WordPress install on the server and it's optimization. The
> > install
> > gets ~40k hits on a slow day and over 100k on more popular ones
> > (which is
> > 1-3 days of the week).
> > For years now, I've just used WP-Cache. It worked fine and my buddy
> > who
> > manages our server for me even enabled caching WP-Cache's folder to
> > memory
> > (I think, server configs obviously aren't really my thing). But after
> > discovering the eAccelerator and Memcache plugins out there that
> > make direct
> > usage of the modules, I figured that'd be more efficient than
> > caching to
> > static files via WP-Cache.
> > However, I'm a bit clueless here and don't know which to use as my
> > buddy
> > says both eAccelerator and Memcache are installed. I'd ask him, but he
> > doesn't know WordPress at all really.
> > phpinfo() -> http://titan.finalgear.com/php.php
> > Server specs can be listed if wanted as to determine which would be
> > best for
> > the hardware.
> > So, any thoughts on the matter? And yeah, I did poke around the Google
> > Groups archive some, but didn't come up with anything of much use.
> > Then
> > again, I'm not a search master.
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