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Memcache Questions?


Dirty Butter
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See http://memcached.org/ for more detail.

In short, it's a key-value store that can be used for caching almost anything - database queries, fully or partially rendered template files, ect. It's generally used for database heavy high traffic sites. CubeCart offers it as a caching storage mechanism. With memcached you won't have hundreds or thousands of files stored in the /cache/ directory. The key-value hash is stored in memory. This can give much faster access than file based caching.

If you want to use it, you'll need a memcached server. Some hosting companies offer this as an addon (e.g. https://addons.heroku.com/memcache). I should say that it will probably have very little benefit for small low traffic websites.

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